The Fisher King is a somber yet hopeful story of two men who are brought together by a tragedy, the loss of one man’s wife for which the other man is partially responsible. They each work through the often torturous experience of grappling with grief and guilt, forgiveness and friendship. In this faith review, discussion questions are included for an adult setting, dealing with the difficult interpersonal issues that the film presses.
Scan or click the QRcode to open the review:
When brokenness is pervasive among those who surround you, the darkness can be overwhelming, sapping any resolve to hope for better. In this sober telling of alcoholism and abuse, the audience will be confronted with this sad reality, but there is hope in the act of love — sacrificial love that can break through the darkness, bringing light and hope. In this faith review by Mark Moss, you can read a survey of the different plot points, followed by some discussion questions for a classroom or small group setting.
Scan or click the QRcode to open this review:
Union Presbyterian Seminary student Lisa Lewis-Jenkins finds Off the Map to be a compellingly beautiful film that can help people reflect on what it means to live an authentic life.
Click on the image to read the complete review and suggestions for conversation.
Click here to open this review
This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999. This film can be somewhat difficult to watch as it has the same effect as the awkward feeling one experiences when a couple argues loudly during a dinner party at their house. It is real. It is uncomfortable. But reviewer John Elam thinks it is worth your time!