Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alison's Choice Is a Pro-Life Movie (Review With Giveaway Link)

Alison's Choice
Alison's Choice - A Pro-Life Movie
  • A Pro-Life Movie Starring  Chanel Marriott and Bruce Marchiano
  • 92 Minute Film Available as DVD or Streaming
  • Rated PG-13 - Christian Cinema 
  • DVD Release - Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Produced by Bruce Marchiano & Brandon Riley
  • Directed by Bruce Marchiano
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  • Enter to Win one of Five Copies of this Movie Using the Link Below
It is January again, and soon we will mark another anniversary of the landmark Roe vs Wade decision.  Many churches organize bus trips to the rally in Washington D.C. while others who cannot attend host pro-life events.  This movie, Alison's Choice, would be an excellent selection for such an evening.

The story begins with an off screen conversation between a young couple. It is a tale as old as time, a young man sweet talking a young lady and eventually wearing her down. Shortly afterward we see Alison, and she is pregnant.  The rest of the movie takes us through the day of Alison's clinic appointment.  Wanting to keep her boyfriend, Alison believes that her only choice is to terminate the child, but she is clearly not comfortable with the decision.  

While she waits, the young woman encounters several people, and each one offers her advice, but most of their words only leave Alison more confused.  Then she begins dialogue with the janitor, who is later revealed to be God.

Here is an interview with Bruce Marchiano ,who both stars in and directs the movie, and a few words from the actors who play Alison and Rick.

While the movie is very clearly pro-life, I appreciate that they show the characters who are pro-abortion as humans.  I think that this is part of why the backlash against the pro-life movement is so harsh.  In my own life, most of the women I have spoken to say they feel judged. The dialogue and the depictions in this movie are humane and the focus is on why every life matters.  God is not exactly angry with the women having abortions as much as he is heartbroken. He makes it clear that he loves the women in the waiting room. I think the movie gets that part right.

Unfortunately, there are the the usual problems with this sort of film. Clearly they are working with a low budget so this is not nuanced acting. The script is simple and the characters are stereotyped. Regular Christian movie viewers are accustomed to this, but sometimes the flaws make it difficult to win a hardened heart. Unfortunately, the preaching winds up directed mainly to the choir, so to speak.  Where the simplicity works to the benefit of this story is that the majority of it takes place at the clinic and there are not a lot of intermingled story lines of plot paths. The message stays on point.

As I mentioned at the start of the review, this movie could be screened at a church event, youth group meeting, or a public pro-life event. The script is generically Christian for any denomination. The DVD can be purchased at  choose a single DVD, a digital copy, or order in bulk and save,  Those hoping to plan an event or fundraiser can use the website for help with arrangements. There are materials available to help coordinators plan a successful gathering.

Finally, I would like to direct you to a blog hosting a giveaway.  Visit Blessed Freebies and you can be entered to win one of five copies of Alison's Choice. Here is the link:  (giveaway is now closed)

Good luck!