One of the most thought provoking and exciting movies I have seen in a long time. This movie is a great reflection of what it means to live life instead of letting life live you. So many times we go through life simply reacting to the circumstances that are presented to us and in doing so we become self-absorbed and focused on the moment only in how it touches our own wants and needs. This movie is about life. It shows the reality of modern culture and how that an individual can rise above the norms of a selfish and cliquish society. I was glued to the screen from start to finish and left the theater thinking about what a good life consists of.
To Save A Life (2009) 720p YIFY Movie
To Save A Life (2009)
To Save a Life is a movie starring Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, and Joshua Weigel. After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.
IMDB: 7.11 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 1.45G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 120
- IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 5 / 3
The Synopsis for To Save A Life (2009) 720p
Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, with whom Jake used to be friends, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how to save a life.
The Director and Players for To Save A Life (2009) 720p
The Reviews for To Save A Life (2009) 720p
Worth the WatchReviewed byfreebbyjcVote: 10/10
This movie can and I believe will change the world. Being a part of it is and has been a life-altering experience for myself and so many other people around the nation. The movie hasn't even been officially released yet but due to nationwide screenings, lives have been changed all over the place. People have walked out of the showing rooms and thrown away razors, vowing never to cut again because of the addressing of the very real issues of the world in this movie. Others have began reaching out to the hurting and lonely on their campuses. Everyone and their mother should see this and bring everyone they know to see it as well.
First, I want to say that the movie I saw was almost nothing like its preview. I walked into the theater expecting a relatively dense, deep portrayal of guilt and doubt. This movie had very, very strong Christian overtones, to the point where my friends and I were laughing out loud - not because it was funny, or even because the scenes were cheesy, but that one thing after another kept adding up, and it was SO unbelievable and over-the-top.
The casting director for this movie needs to find another job. The two main characters were easily in their late 20's. The girlfriend is supposed to be super popular and desirable, but she is hunched-over and wrinkled. No high schooler looks like that. The "troubled kids" actually looked like real teenagers, and the styling in that sense was pretty realistic, but it only served to contrast even more with how old the other cast members were. There was an extra at the kegger that was easily in his early 40's. It was ridiculous.
But all of these things aside, my biggest complaint is that this movie had a real opportunity to explore some deep issues related to life, faith, and guilt. The main character had no soul. He was going through the motions of being hurt, angry, and confused, but I didn't believe it for a second. The only believable scenes were those that involved his parents. I don't completely blame the actor for this. I think it was largely the fault of the screenwriter. My hunch is that the screenwriter, who is a youth pastor, has had personal experience with parent trouble, how troubled teens act, etc. What he does NOT understand is how it actually feels to be a troubled teen (all of their diatribes were along the lines of, "Nobody understands me. I feel so alone." It never went much deeper than that.)
Even more, I am almost certain that this writer doesn't know what it feels like to experience heavy grief as a teenager, or to feel guilty or like he caused someone to do something horrible. He (and the actors) make a valiant attempt to imagine what it would feel/be like, but it falls so painfully short.
People who think this movie is an accurate representation of that kind of pain have most likely never lived it. I suspect the same could be said about the issue with the main character's girlfriend at the end of the movie, but I have never personally experienced that, so I can't say for sure.
In summary: If you are an average Christian churchgoer, particularly one that belongs to a slightly more modern church (say, one that uses electric guitars in the church band), than almost without a doubt I think you will really enjoy this movie. It speaks to your reality and might broaden a few minds. If you are a victim of childhood/adolescent trauma, a serious crisis of faith, or severe depression - all of which I have personal experience with - then I suspect you will find this movie falls disappointingly short.