Dove Review

"Good Friday" does a good job in showing that bad things can turn into good things, when people make good choices. Isn't that a good thing? Seriously, this is what the movie is about and it does a terrific job in showing realistic characters like Lucas Cole, a prosecuting attorney, and a widower father of a son, changing as he begins to rely on the faith that his wife once held. He goes from being a distracted father, and attorney that is trying to make a plea bargain with an innocent man, to helping secure help for a person whose medical bills have skyrocketed following a hit-and-run accident.

In one scene, his son is the last hope for his baseball team, about to bat with a runner on base, and the catcher of the opposing team says, "Oh, good, it's you!" But Johnny Cole, Lucas' son, takes some good batting advice and promptly does a pretty amazing thing. The scene is symbolic that life can quickly turn into a positive from a negative with "one swing of the bat." Lucas Cole's wife died in a car accident as he was talking with her on the phone, and he has had a difficult time moving ahead. But he finally finds the strength to do so as he remembers the message of love from 1 Corinthians 13

One of the strengths of the film is the solid acting, with Danny Binstock playing Lucas, and Jordan Cage playing Eliot Brennar, a man that has kept Lucas working but is at times a bad influence on him. We are presenting our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal to this movie. It has a powerful message-when bad things happen hang on until the good shows up.