1 hr 30 min
Jason returns home to get away while he studies for the upcoming bar exam. After visiting his oldest friend, a “coulda-been-girlfriend” who is now engaged, and a pushy preacher, his easygoing summer becomes filled with unwanted drama. Over the few months he’s there, he begins to question what life is about, and what is his purpose in it?
The River Within
Dove "Faith-Friendly" - Recommended for ages 12 and over.
There are many times in a young person's life that he/she just wants to get away from where he/she grew up. A young person often craves change. Jason is studying for the bar exam and he returns home to do so. But he finds himself participating at church as the youth pastor and helping those around him. There are many dramatic situation portrayed in this film. The film tells a good story and we award it our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus.
Violence: Teenager attempts suicide.
Other: Discussion about young man being a "cutter"; out of wedlock pregnancy by unwed couple is resolved in film.
- Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
- Source: Theater
- Writer: Zac Heath
- Director: Zac Heath
- Producer: Zac Heath
- Review provided courtesy of The Dove Foundation.