The Good Lie Is a Great Movie and a Glorious Story
Trent and Thad Luckinbill are natives of Enid, Oklahoma, grew up at Emmanuel Enid, and now live in California earning a living producing movies. Thad, an actor in his own right, made the transition into the production side when his twin brother, Trent, left Washington, D.C. to go to California and join his brother in the movie business. They have teamed up with Ron Howard (director) and Reese Witherspoon (actress) to tell the story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan via film. The movie, The Good Lie, opens October 3, 2014.
To find out a little more background on the incredible story of the Lost Boys, as well as hear from the cast, producers (Thad and Trent) and others associated with the film, watch this interview with Rick Warren at Saddleback Community Church filmed last Sunday night.
I have written before that cheesiness in Christian films does more harm to Christianity than people realize. The Lost Boys is not an overtly Christian film, but it is a movie made and produced by people with a strong Christian faith, and a message that is definitely Christian. Unlike other films in this genre, The Good Lie is produced by professionals who understand that stylistic art is needed in order to make a first class film.
The Good Lie is first class, all the way. It is a great movie about a glorious story. The Good Lie is a fabulous, fresh, funny, family-friendly film (how do you like that alliteration?) that reminds us why we love movies so much. Cinematography will always grab the heart and impress the message into the core of one's being more than print media. You'll walk out of The Good Lie never looking at refugees, refuge camps, and international aid-- or more importantly, the dignity of all humanity -- the same again.
Get out and see this movie. For those in Enid, The Good Lie opens on Friday, October 10, and discount tickets to any of the 15 weekend showings (Friday through Sunday, October 10 through 12) will be available after all three morning services in the HUB at Emmanuel Enid.