"Juggling motherhood and her job as a real-estate agent, Elizabeth Jordan wishes her husband could help more around the house. But Tony's rising career as a pharmaceutical salesman demands more and more of his time. With a nice home in the suburbs and a lovely young daughter, they appear to have it all yet they can't seem to spend time together without fighting.
Hoping for a new listing, Elizabeth visits the home of Clara Williams, an elderly widow, and is both amused and uncomfortable when Clara starts asking pointed questions about her marriage and faith. But it's Clara's secret prayer room, with its walls covered in requests and answers, that has Elizabeth most intrigued . . . even if she's not ready to take Clara's suggestion that she create a prayer room of her own. As tensions at home escalate, though, Elizabeth begins to realize that her family is worth fighting for, and she can't win this battle on her own. Stepping out in blind faith, putting her prayers for her family and their future in God's hands, might be her only chance at regaining the life she was meant for."
By the Kendrick Brothers
Directed by Alex Kendrick
There are very few negative elements in this movie! No bad words or crude language at all. =) The main caution is that a man is flirtatious with a woman other than his wife, and things get serious between them. (until his wife's prayers save him from a bad situation) There is nothing inappropriate shown. There is a little violence (flashbacks of war and one scene of someone with a knife), but it would all depend on your family's opinions. I didn't have a problem with any of the violence.
I suppose I should just come out and say this is one of my favorite movies. =) It has impacted my walk with Jesus, unlike many other "good" movies I've seen. The story might not be called "adventurous" or "full of excitement." While there's not much drama in it, the story is simple and captivating. You walk through Elizabeth's struggles as she learns how to become a prayer warrior. She realizes the importance to fight her battles on her knees. As a mentor says, "In order to stand up and fight the enemy, you need to get on your knees and pray." But the struggles that arise seem too heavy for her to carry alone. Even though her family has everything, it seems as if they have missed the point.
I really enjoyed the acting in this movie. The characters feel so real, and some are quite hilarious. Our family quotes the best lines around the house all. the. time. =)
This movie impacted me by one of its quotes. Someone says (and I don't know the exact wording), "What would you say if I asked what your prayer life looks like? Is it hot or cold?" It made me examine my own life. Do I fight my battles in my own strength? Or do I bring them before Jesus?
Overall, I think every Christian should watch this movie! The professional acting, superb filming, and convicting story-line turns War Room into a must-see movie!
I have enjoyed every production that the Kendrick Brothers have made. They are all wholesome, encouraging, and exciting films. I would strongly recommend that you look up their other movies if you haven't seen them. =)
Have you seen War Room? What did you think? Also, tell me about your prayer life. Is it hot or cold? Comment below!