Review by Gene
I recently received a request from a regular reader to review (lot of r-words there…) a movie they caught on Netflix and loved. The first thing they mentioned was that it is a Christian film. If you’re familiar with many Christian films or have read our general opinion on them as a group, you can imagine my suspicions were immediately raised, and not in a good way. Christian films can very quickly fall into some major cliché’s and stereotypes, and unfortunately this film did not avoid any of that.
Produced by Pure Flix, the company which brought the recent hit film God’s Not Dead, Finding Normal is a story of a woman who finds where she really belongs through the bad coincidence of a run-in with the law of the small country town of Normal. Candace Cameron-Bure, recently of Dancing with the Stars fame, plays Dr. Lisa Leland. Dr. Leland is a high-class city doctor with a generally poor outlook on the humble and simple things in life, including the people residing in small country towns. When she and her boyfriend of 5 years decide to travel to the Hamptons to do house calls (read: big money), a local cop ruins her plans when he pulls her over for speeding.