Homeless for the Holidays
Dove "Family-Approved" - Suitable for any age.
This is an incredible story of hitting the bottom but that perseverance can help a person get through anything. Jack Baker and his wife Cheryl and two children seemed to have an idealistic life. Jack held a high salaried position. Everyone wanted something from Jack. He had no idea that soon he would be the one seeking help. When a fellow employee changes a label at the pharmaceutical company he works at, Jack is wrongfully accused and loses his job. He finds himself flipping burgers at the local burger joint. He soon loses everything. His electric is turned off, his car repossessed and he loses his home. There are touching moments in the movie, including when a child helps Jack out. Jack winds up living in the back of a church with his family and then in a tent. Along the way he and his family help a homeless man out at Christmas time and Jack learns some lessons he will never forget. We won't give the ending away but it is worth it to watch to see what happens. This may not hold the interest of very young viewers, but we gladly award our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to this movie for everyone. It will make you feel good in the end, even if it is not viewed during the holidays!
Sex: Husband and wife hug.
Drugs: A man changes a label at a pharmaceutical company.
Other: The hardship of losing a job and being homeless.
- Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
- Source: Video
- Writer: George Johnson
- Director: George Johnson
- Producer: George Johnson
- Review provided courtesy of The Dove Foundation.