Another Chance

DVD Release: December 21, 2013
Another Chance
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Synopsis

Peter Martin, a sleazy small-town politician, has his world turned upside down when two teenagers struggling to overcome their own mistakes bring him face to face with his sordid past.

Dove Review

Take a chance and watch “Another Chance!” You will be glad you did. This is a terrific movie, with solid acting and a remarkable story. Peter Martin (Jon Hoffman) is trying to win re-election as mayor, but along the way ignores his wife and daughters and fires his secretary, Alex, several times. He never actually carries through on the firing and, in fact, it becomes a running joke in the film. In addition, Peter is estranged from his brother, David (Jesse Janowsky), a youth pastor.

Three stories braid into each other. One is Mayor Martin’s story, the other is a story about high school sweethearts Joey Diaz and Maria Vega (Wesley Elder and Alyn Andino), and the other revolves around Martin’s younger brother, David. David is trying to keep his step-son, Josh, on the right track but Josh attends a party and attempts to drive home afterwards–definitely a bad decision.

Maria learns she is pregnant, and she and Joey are determined to keep the baby. Joey begins to search for work. His path crosses Peter Martin’s and soon Peter crosses his younger brother’s path and he and David talk for the first time in ten years.

“Another Chance” is exactly as the title describes: the opportunity to make up for past mistakes and to love the people who are most important in your life. This movie does an inspiring job demonstrating how it can be accomplished, and the ending is fantastic. The humor is genuinely funny, too. For example, a secretary tells someone on the phone that the mayor can’t meet with the person on a certain day because he is getting a haircut (the mayor is bald!). At least the secretary admits to feeling bad about lying. The movie focuses on prayer and God’s help and has a strong redemption message. We are most pleased to award the film our Faith Friendly Seal for ages twelve plus. Give “Another Chance” a chance because watching it could, literally, be life-changing. This one has earned five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Sex: Couple learns the girl is pregnant before they have married; kissing.
Language: Coward-1
Violence: Character shoves another one a bit; car accident is heard but not seen.
Drugs: Young man attends party and he is obviously drunk when he drives his car; T-shirt says "Dope Asylum" on it.
Nudity: None
Other: Character tells a lie to someone on the phone but admits to feeling bad about lying; girl vomits in the bathroom but it is not seen; tension between husband and wife and other characters; a "knocked up" comment and scene in which person mentions "procedures" that can be done to take care of an abortion but the young man replies, "Killing my child is not an option."

Info

Company: Living Word Family Church
Director: Paulo Simoes
Producer: Micah Caronna
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 77 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter