Friday, January 25, 2013

Abel’s Field (& A Giveaway)

Always on the lookout for good movies, I was delighted to be able to participate in Propeller’s movie review promotion for ABEL’S FIELD.

coverAn added bonus of the promotion is that, thanks to Hope and the great folks at Propeller, I have a copy of the DVD to giveaway to a lucky visitor. Please see the end of the post for the guidelines.

ABEL’S FIELD moves at a slow, but steady pace as it deals with redemption, compassion, and second chances. The story draws you in and you can’t look away until the final outcome.

Samuel Davis portrays 17-year-old Seth McArdie who is dealing with way more than a teenager should have to. He cares for his young twin sisters, works three jobs, and attends high school. His mother is deceased and his father has abandoned the family.

At school Seth is faced with a bully of a football quarterback. The coach, obsessed with winning and football, has blinders on when it comes to his team thus making life even harder for Seth. For defending himself, Seth is punished by being assigned to help the new groundskeeper Abel (Kevin Sorbo) install a new sprinkler system for the football field.

Abel is quiet and keeps to himself. Gradually a bond develops between the two. When Seth’s world starts falling apart, he turns to Abel only to feel let down again. But when Seth turns to desperate measures, Abel is the only one who can set him on the right path.

This is a heart-wrenching story that brought me to tears. Samuel Davis does an excellent job in his portrayal of Seth and his hardships. He makes you feel his pain and desperation. Kevin Sorbo brings his excellent skills into play as he portrays a brooding man haunted by his past and his actions as he searches for redemption.

ABEL’S FIELD shows the plight that unfortunately strikes families as they struggle to survive in difficult economic times without stable family support. I felt a range of emotions for Seth and his journey (sadness, hope and joy), as well as for Abel (hope and understanding). 

The movie is rated PG and can (and should) be viewed by the entire family. It deals with family, friendship, coping, and finding the right path when all is lost. A heartfelt featurette about making the movie is also included. It gives in-depth understanding of the story, the setting and the actors.

ABEL’S FIELD is an inspiring story that will tug at your heartstrings.

Abel's Field, Starring Kevin Sorbo and Samuel Davis, AFFIRM Films/Provident Films, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, @2012, ASIN: B009XJVKKS, 1 Disc, Run Time: 104 Minutes

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Now for the giveaway guidelines. To enter, send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Abel‘s Field.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open international, but no post office box addresses can be accepted. And, just so you know, I don’t share this information with anyone other than the publisher nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a DVD copy of ABEL’S FIELD is 8 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, Feb. 2.

To learn more about the movie, visit the website, and find it on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you enjoy inspiring movies such as this? Do you have a favorite you’d like to share with us?


  1. Mason - Abel's Field sounds like it really addresses a lot of important issues (bullying, family abandonment, sibling relationships). I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you Mason. This looks like a movie I would really enjoy and I'd not heard of it.

  3. Hi, Mason! Thanks for sharing about this movie. Sounds like anyone watching this one will want to have a box of tissues close by.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on today's post. Thanks for dropping by.