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Tobias and Sarah's story is from the Book of Tobit, and his journey is guided by Saint Raphael.
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Also, the whole "feel" about the movie (as far as I watched it) was that marriage is primarily for the spouses with no real place for children until the spouses feel like it...(That's opposed to the very Christian doctrine on marriage found in Casti Connubii.) So, while it can seem like a sweet movie that gives people good feelings to watch it, it did not impart an edifying message to me...and I don't believe it truly edifies anyone else who watches it.
There is no magical formula to save a marriage or make it fireproof. It takes hard work, commitment and sacrifice on the part of both. That and tons of grace.
Does anyone remember the movie Greed with Michael J Fox? Not quite a B movie but a comedy. I have used that movie multiple times to demonstrate and discuss how we can easily trip down the not so narrow path by making little decisions that are not so bad in relation to the one before and before long you've reached a place you never would have gone to in the first place.
I am no movie critic, but I enjoyed it. It was fluff with a message. Most movies today are either garbage or the former. Although, like someone else said, I really enjoyed "Bella" and I enjoyed "Juno" I am probably going to get reemed for that! But my expectations aren't very high when not comes to non-Catholic films.
FWIW, I made a mistake above. I have never seen "Facing the Giants". I confused it with "Courageous", which is actually a mostly passable film. The 'climax' though is unremitting banality and, what makes it even worse, entirely unnecessary. They could have just done the world's trees a favor of not wasting the paper required to inject such tripe into an otherwise acceptable script, and one with legitimate Christian sentiment at that - much less the time of the good people who had to film it and the audience members who have to sit through it.
My favorite by the Kendrick Brothers is Facing the Giants.