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(Review) 94 Feet, DVD

94 Feet, DVD 
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2016
Directed, Edited, and Screenplay by Chip Rossetti
Run time: 114 minutes
Source: Free DVD from FishFlix in exchange for a review.
Rating: 3 stars for good.

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St. Michaels is a small mining town near economic collapse. One of the two main businesses has already ended and the second one is going to have major lay-offs. One particular couple has grown up in the town. They have lived through a mining disaster before. They were young but the impact of the event brought grave consequences. The husband is Chris Rossi and he is a crew leader working in the mine. He is deeply troubled about the lay-offs. The lay-off will affect his best friend. After making an agonizing decision, Chris decides to quit. But, before Chris's last day a disaster happens.

My Thoughts:
Larry Wilcox is listed as an actor in the film, 94 Feet, but he is not a main character. Larry Wilcox is a supporting actor.
I did not recognize any of the actors in the film from other films I've seen. It's possible the actors have played parts in other Christian films and I'm not acquainted with them.
There were a few scenes where I felt the acting was "over the top." The acting looked awkward and insincere. One of the wonderful elements about a film is when the characters do not act like they are acting, but they act in a manner that feels and looks realistic. It is easy to become absorbed in a film when an actor does not act as if they are pretending, but they are the character. They are living and breathing the role they are portraying.
At the end of the film, a few messages were not given to the surviving families. This may have been over-looked, or not felt necessary for the ending, or maybe not enough film length. I felt these messages were important.
The film's primary strength is the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. The film's strength is not in the acting abilities, nor the scenery, nor the props, nor the editing, nor the dialogue. The strength is in the message of salvation and eternal life in Jesus Christ.
A secondary strength is the town of St. Michaels itself. The film did an excellent job of showing the sadness of the town: boarded up shop windows, a dreary fall or winter landscape, and businesses closed. Nothing new is happening in St. Michaels. The town itself is in dire straits. The individuals who live in the town cling to hope. Most of the people portrayed are Christians. They pray for wisdom and peace during the economic hardship and mining disaster. Those who are not Christians are relatively docile in their unbelief. The disaster brings the town together in prayer and in service to those hurting. I was given a panoramic view of St. Michaels and felt emotion for their plight.