Lifemark Movie Celebrates Adoption and the Gift of Life
Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers have reunited to produce a new movie titled Lifemark, which will be available in select theaters nationwide from September 9-15.
Inspired by a true story, Lifemark celebrates the themes of adoption, forgiveness, love, and the gift of life. The movie focuses on the life of David Colton (Raphael Ruggero), an 18-year-old whose world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents (Kirk Cameron and Rebecca Rogers Nelson), David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from the past.
The film marks the first time Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers have teamed up since their previously popular films War Room and Fireproof. Dawn Long and Marisa Hampton combine to play the role of the birthmother Melissa. Alex Kendrick and Justin Sterner also star in the production.
“Lifemark is a well-made, heartwarming, inspiring movie,” praised Movieguide, a family guide to movies and entertainment. “The movie is solid throughout with a very positive Christian worldview. The movie promotes relying on God, believing God’s plan, forgiveness, and loving others. There’s also a beautiful pro-life message about adoption, giving life, and the value of life.”
Because the story involves a woman making a life decision in an abortion clinic, the movie has received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association for “thematic elements.” Lifemark’s official website suggests parents watch the movie for themselves to decide what’s best for their family.
“Don’t let the PG-13 rating stop you from seeing this movie,” advised Movieguide. “There’s nothing graphic or objectionable; it just has heavier themes designed for older children.”