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The Confession (Movie) Review

 
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At A Glance...
 

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Length: 88 mins.
 
Release Date: June 11, 2013
 
Final Score
 
 
 
 
 
3/ 5


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3 total ratings

 

We liked?


Heartwarming and unpredictable.

Not so much?


Some of the plot twists lean towards the unbelievable.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Like your favorite romance novel or daytime soap, The Confession offers drama and plot twists galore – without making you work for it. It’s family friendly and not terribly predictable, with perhaps a bit more unpredictability than was strictly needed. Still, it’s an interesting watch for those rainy Saturdays when you want to sit down with the family and relax, without having to think too much.

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Posted May 29, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

“A love from her past. A hope for her future.”

Michael Landon, Jr. brings a family friendly film to DVD on June 11th. Based on the second book in Beverly Lewis’ The Heritage of Lancaster County series, The Confession follows the story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who has travelled to New York to find the woman who gave her up for adoption to an Amish family twenty years before. As we watch Katie navigate the often confusing world of “The Englishers” while desperately searching for the birth mother she never knew, we also meet several other characters that will help and hurt Katie along the way.

Laura Bennett is the birth mother that Katie seeks, and though she has been searching tirelessly for her daughter, a diagnosis of terminal cancer ends the search as she realizes she must focus instead on settling her affairs. Laura is very wealthy and has no children other than Katie, but her charity work holds a special place in her heart. Her husband, though faced with grief over his wife’s illness, is plagued by gambling debts that he simply cannot pay. A desperate situation and a sympathetic waitress have him hatching a plan that will end his financial worries – and he’s desperate enough to head off anyone who gets in his way. We also meet two very different young men who will both hold a special place in Katie’s heart.

The story in The Confession rather plays out like a soap opera, with several unlikely twists and turns occurring throughout the film that are just a bit too unbelievable to keep you completely immersed in the story. And, like a soap opera, there are quite a few extraneous plot twists that don’t seem to add a whole lot to the story other than drama, and the end of the film leaves you with several things unanswered. That’s not to say there isn’t anything to like in this film. The Confession is a completely family friendly film (increasingly hard to find) that offers themes of hope, redemption, and forgiveness without being overly preachy or predictable. If you are looking for a story that is heartwarming and simple without making you think overly much, then this is the movie for you.

Like your favorite romance novel or daytime soap, The Confession offers drama and plot twists galore – without making you work for it. It’s family friendly and not terribly predictable, with perhaps a bit more unpredictability than was strictly needed. Still, it’s an interesting watch for those rainy Saturdays when you want to sit down with the family and relax, without having to think too much.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)