Collin is a rising star at EcoSource, his family’s large, New York based coal mining company, so it is no surprise when his father puts him in charge of an important project. His assignment is to purchase a parcel of old farmland located in the northern foothills of Mentone, Alabama, where EcoSource plans to establish a massive coal mining operation.
Collin is told to acquire the land under the guise of a personal venture in order to avoid any confrontation with the local townspeople. Collin is taken by the beauty and serenity of the mountains and the ‘odd’ charm of the town’s natives. In the process of finalizing the deal, Collin finds himself falling for the beautiful Tommy Owen, the owner and supervisor of a camp for disabled children. The camp is located adjacent to the land. Collin begins to fall in love with Tommy and he slowly begins to realize that building a mine may destroy more than a mountain.
This video would be appropriate viewing for young adults. The scenery is lovely, but the acting is lacking in quality and believeability. There were struggles going in in Collin’s heart: should he follow his father’s directive, and purchase the land? Or should he follow his heart for the love he has for Tommy? The lack of emotional depth is palpable. There were moments when the word sophomoric crossed my mind, with respect to this video. I viewed this with a discerning friend, and she was in agreement with my assessment. I did appreciate that there were Christian themes discussed by the lead characters.