1 hr 43 min
A young, Agnostic woman is bound to a wheelchair after a car crash leaves her paralyzed. Now, Beth Ann Collins is forced to live with her estranged Christian father, Billy, living with the fear that she will never be able to walk again. Irate and confused, she takes her anger out on her father, her new idealistic acquaintance Nick, and God. While Beth Ann is determined to remain locked in her bedroom, Billy and Nick help her realize that God’s love for her is unending. She comes to accept Christ into her life and with that, love is redefined for her.
No Lost Cause
Dove "Faith-Friendly" - Recommended for ages 12 and over.
"No Lost Cause" is a winner and a terrific inspirational drama. It has an appropriate title as a young man, a Christian named Nick (Nils Hamilton), sees a wounded person beneath the hard veneer of Beth Ann Collins (Caitlyn Waltermire). She is a woman injured by a drunken driver and forced to live life in a wheelchair. She is hardened and bitter and takes out her vitriolic attitude on those unfortunate enough to be around her. But Nick won't give up on her, wheeling her outside to get some fresh air, playing a game of horse shoes with her, and telling her about God's love for her. He even tells a friend, "I think she has a good heart...deep down!" Beth Ann is also bitter toward her dad, Billy (Brian Douglas Barker), not realizing that her mother has pushed Beth Ann off on her father because her dad can take the difficult times. She calls her father "Billy" but realizes by film's end what a gift he actually is to her. When she was a child, her mother Jenna left her father because she couldn't handle his getting close to God, something which Beth Ann does not know about. She thought her dad didn't want to be with her when she was younger which just isn't true. When Beth Ann realizes she has feelings for Nick and is able to forgive the man who caused her injuries, a miracle happens shortly afterward. The ending is sure to make a lot of people happy including our viewers who enjoy some romantic moments in life. This is a wonderful story with strong themes of forgiving and loving people right where they are. We are very pleased to award this movie our Faith Friendly Seal for ages twelve plus.
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: H (as a place)-1; Duh-1
Nudity: Mild cleavage; young women in swim-wear and a woman's thigh exposed for a few brief moments.
Other: Tensions between a father and daughter; a girl lies to her friend and tells her she is at the library when she really is not; a young woman is bitter about her circumstances and is sarcastic and rude to people including her family; a couple argue; the difficulties of being confined to a wheel chair.
- Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
- Source: Video
- Writer: Rachael Yeager
- Director: Ashley Raymer-Brown, Rachael Yeager
- Producer: Ashely Raymer-Brown, Rachael Yeager
- Review provided courtesy of The Dove Foundation.