Friday, May 3, 2013

Ring the Bell DVD - Review and Giveaway

I recently was given the opportunity to review the movie Ring the Bell. 

About Ring the Bell:
Ring The Bell shares the story of a slick, big city sports agent Rob Decker who seems to have it all. But on his latest mission to sign a high school baseball superstar, Rob becomes stranded in a small town where the simplicity of life—and the faith of the people—stand in stark contrast to his own fast-paced, win-at-all-costs mindset. Torn between these two worlds, will Rob have the courage to let faith transform his life? This heartwarming story of redemption is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family.


Ring The Bell features a host of well-known Christian music artists, such as Mark Hall along with his band Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matthew West, all who play a role in this inspirational drama. Several former and current Major League Baseball all-stars are also featured in the film: ESPN analysts John Kruk and Rick Sutcliffe (a former Cy Young Award winner), along with Ben Zobrist.


This family-friendly movie was produced by Mark Miller, Beach Street Records' founder and Casting Crowns’ producer. Miller, who is also the lead singer and founder of country music group Sawyer Brown, co-wrote the script with Thomas Weber and Weber directed the production. 

Ring the Bell is available on DVD for only $19.99 

DVD Special Features:

The Heart of "Ring the Bell"
Casting Crowns “The Well” Music Video

On Set with Casting Crowns
Famous Faces

A Very Special Movie

Ringing the Bell

The Artists and Music of "Ring The Bell"


My Review

Ring the Bell is about Rob Decker's search for the next great baseball star. Instead he finds something far more important. While the movie seems to be about a sports agent and baseball, that bell is the "star" of the movie. Hanging from a tree at a home for orphaned boys, the bell is rung any time someone makes the most important decision of his life.

There are positive messages throughout this movie. One of my favorite quotes is "Baseball will end someday, but a college education - that will be with him for the rest of his life." Most of my small people play some sort of sport, and I've seen many parents (including myself sometimes) get so wrapped up in their child's sports career that they've lost the big picture. 

Another plus in this movie is the mini-concert performed by Casting Crowns. I love Casting Crowns so that was a bonus! What was even better is that the gospel message is clearly presented during that portion of the movie.

Ring the Bell is rated PG for "mild thematic elements," but I found that it was completely family-friendly. 

You can learn more about Ring the Bell by checking out the website, watching the trailer, or following on Facebook
 
Now for the best part, not only did I get to review Ring the Bell, but I get to offer a DVD to one of my readers. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

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