War Room

Theatrical Release: August 28, 2015
DVD Release: December 22, 2015
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Synopsis

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, “War Room” follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all: great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser, woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth’s newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn’t have a prayer.

Dove Review

“War Room” is a terrific movie, gripping and inspiring! It has that dynamic mix of good acting, an interesting storyline, and humor tossed in at the right moments. The movie focuses on Tony and Elizabeth Jordan (T.C. Stallings and Priscilla Evans Shirer), a young couple who have an abundance of material things and a beautiful daughter, but are lacking richness in their relationships with each other and with God.

Elizabeth, a real estate agent, visits an elderly woman named Miss Clara (Karen Ambercrombie) who points out Elizabeth’s need for a closer walk with God. Karen Ambercrombie is a delight as Miss Clara, giving her character a mixture of sweet, sassy, and spunk. The nuances and humor of this film help teach lessons in a direct, but non-offensive, way.

Elizabeth’s husband is seen having lunch with another woman. Although nothing happens, he knows he shouldn’t have had lunch with her. He is seen by a family friend who then tells Elizabeth about the lunch. There is a humorous scene between Elizabeth and Tony that night at dinner, and Tony notices his wife reacts differently than he expected: she is calm and kind. He soon discovers that, like Miss Clara, Elizabeth has set up a “war room” of prayer and he has a choice to follow her example and save his family or continue living as he has been.

Take church groups, friends, and family to see this wonderful movie about the power of prayer. “War Room” is powerful, dramatic, and potentially life changing, earning five Doves, our best rating. We are proud to give this movie our Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages, though it is not intended for the very young.

Content Description

Sex: Married man glances at beautiful woman in church; married man has lunch with another woman but nothing happens; innuendo about if husband doesn't get it from wife he'll get it elsewhere.
Language: Loser-1; H (as a place)-1; Butt-1.
Violence: Man with knife attempts to rob women; man dreams about punching another man and learns the other man is himself.
Drugs: Mention of wine; man has sold his medical samples from his job but confesses his wrongdoing.
Nudity: None
Other: Couple argues; man gets sick and vomits in the restroom.

Info

Company: Provident Films
Director: Alex Kendrick
Genre: Drama
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter