The Woodcarver starring John Ratzenberger
Run Time: 91 minutes
About the Movie:
Matthew Stevenson is a troubled kid from a broken home. When he vandalizes the local church to get back at his parents, Matthew has to repair the damage to the church to avoid criminal charges. While working at the church, he meets Ernest (John Ratzenberger), an accomplished wood carver who created the intricate woodwork decoration that Matthew destroyed. Ernest has become something of a hermit, but reluctantly comes out of reclusion to help repair the church. Now Ernest and Matthew must work together to preserve the church's beautiful antiquity, and along the way, they also manage to restore their faith in God and in life.
What I thought of the Movie:
I thoroughly enjoyed watching it! I lended it to my parents to watch as well, and my dad loved the movie so much that I gave it to him to keep. His dad, my grandpa, was a carpenter and he also carved wood so this movie touched a sentimental cord within us.
I thought that the cast was well chosen and each gave a great performance. The story line was believable and wholesome, something rare this day and age. This is definitely a great family movie that tells the story of how faith in God can bring about forgiveness, change, and restore broken relationships.
If you are looking for a good movie to watch, I highly recommend The Woodcarver!
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