The Gospel Writers Autograph

DVD Release: November 4, 2014
The Gospel Writers Autograph
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Synopsis

Mitchell Dyer has always been a loner. The only two things he has ever been passionate about are his inventions and his autograph collection. He has only one friend, Vance Marlow. One day while Mitchell is working in his basement, Vance shows up and claims that he has invented a device out of a label maker that can let him travel in time. Vance convinces Mitchell into coming along with him on a hilarious and eye opening quest to get the autographs of the four Gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Along the way they learn a few things about what is really important in life.

Dove Review

This is an original movie with a novel idea. The plot revolves around two friends, Mitch (Leo Kempf) and Vance (Markus Porter), who travel back in time to meet the four Gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They want their autographs on their Bibles! Each disciple is a bit taken aback by the two young men, and amazed by the modern pen as opposed to the quills they are used to writing with.

The film features humor, including Mitch getting a signed photo of the TV alien ALF in the mail, his mention of Frodo and the ring to John and, of course, John having no clue what he is referring to, and Mitch’s comment that he would love to go back to the past to tell George Lucas not to make episodes 1, 2, and 3 of “Star Wars!” Another example of humor is when a man from the past asks if Mitch and Vance are Greek, and Mitch replies, “No, but the folks back home call us something very similar.” The movie also has the powerful message that people were willing to die for the Gospels and their faith in Christ, and that some actually did.

The movie is creative and funny in spots. There are references to popular culture such as a comment about the TV series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and a “Good-night, John-Boy” comment. We are awarding our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages twelve plus to the movie. This one will be enjoyed by those in the mood for something original.

Content Description

Sex: Character mentions his former teacher and says, "She was hot;" there is a bestiality joke which isn't graphic but might offend some.
Language: Idiot-1; Tool-1; Shut up-2.
Violence: Men come out with torches for a man; man has a mark on his face and says he was boiled in oil and survived; king tells men they will perform or be hung by their feet.
Drugs: Man is seen holding a cup of wine; a "You are stoned" comment.
Nudity: None
Other: In a joke scene we see three men eating a cooked rat that was heated over a fire; a "passers of gas" comment; tension between a few characters; men are threatened for preaching the gospel; some men are held captive and threatened.

Info

Company: CMD Distribution
Director: Chip Rossetti
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter