Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Shunning DVD Giveaway

I have been on the look-out for family-friendly movies to view with my pre-teens and teenagers in my house. My oldest daughter has been reading many of  the Amish-themed books that have been coming out lately, so when I saw The Shunning, I immediately thought that this might be a good movie for the both of us to watch together. The Shunning is based on Beverly Lewis’ The Heritage of Lancaster County series and first appeared on The Hallmark Channel.

What We Thought:
Summary: On the eve of her wedding to Bishop John, Katie Lapp finds out a family secret that turns her world upside down. Torn between two worlds---her Amish roots and “the English”, Katie ends up being shunned by the Amish community until she repents of her rebellion. Feeling like she doesn’t belong to either world, Katie sets out to figure out who she really is.

As soon as the DVD came in the mail, my oldest daughter grabbed it and wanted to watch it right away. Apparently this movie has been on her wish-list, so she was excited. I was immediately drawn into the movie because of the Amish setting. I thought Danielle Panabaker was great as Katie. It was fun to see Sherry Stringfield (from E.R.) also in the movie. It was a good, family movie. The only thing that I didn’t like was that there was no ending---they left you hanging. The ending came rather abruptly too.  Hopefully they make a sequel so I don’t have to make up the ending myself. :)
For those wondering how the movie lines up with the book---I don’t really know. I do plan on reading the book, but from what my friend tells me, the book is quite different from the movie. Pretty typical.
You can see previews, interviews, and more on The Shunning’s website.

If you’d like to see this with your family, I have a copy to giveaway. :)
Giveaway Rules: CLOSED
The Details:
The winner will receive a DVD of  The Shunning.

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*Giveaway runs from Sept. 18th– September 23rd. 
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You might also be interested in the We Choose Virtues giveaway too.
Disclosure: I received this DVD for free for review purposes only. Opinions are mine.

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Anonymous Karla said...

Oh gosh, this is a tough one. We like Dreamworks cartoons and usually watch those on movie nights with our kids. Some of my favorites growing up that I want to get for my kids are Superbook and McGee & Me.

September 18, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Karla said...

I tweeted!

September 18, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

We like the Secret of Jonathan Sperry. Great movie.

September 18, 2011 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

My favorite for me would be Pride & Prejudice (BBC version). My favorite that the kids would watch is probably Despicable Me.

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September 18, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Shared on twitter!/leigh_owens/status/115486825598033920
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September 18, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

I shared on Google+
clowens9144 at yahoo dot com

September 18, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

We LOVE the Anne of Green Gables movies. I can't wait until my little girl is old enough to watch them with us.

September 18, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Stacie said...

Our favorite family friendly movie is The Cat In The Hat, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Santa Claus.

September 18, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Living Hope Taiwan said...

We have so many family favorites!! I guess off the top of my head, a few would be Charlotte's Web, Water Horse, Because of Winn Dixie, Elf, ...

September 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Shari said...

I think our family friendly favorites would be anything by Sherwood Films. We can't wait for the "Courageous" to come out next week!

September 19, 2011 at 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca C said...

Our favorite family friendly movie is Facing the Giants.

September 19, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca C said...

I tweeted.

September 19, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger said...

I was rather disappointed with the movie, but only because I've read the whole book series and I KNOW there is more that follows... big, big stuff that follows. So, I really felt like I was left hanging! I do hope they'll come out with the rest of the series soon!

September 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Love Comes Softly is a favorite. I'm so excited about this! I didn't realize The Shunning had been made into a movie until I saw this post. :)

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September 20, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Little House on the Prairie series! So great!

September 21, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our family loves the movie "Bella" affirming and a box 'o kleenex movie! Would love to win this! :) Thanks for the opportunity!
Blessings, Becky J.

September 22, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We like the new Pride and Prejudice movie that came out recently. Family friendly and quality acting

September 22, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Andrew Wencl said...

I was just posting as anonymous.

September 22, 2011 at 3:29 PM  

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