SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL REVIEWED
“Shooting the Prodigal” doesn’t break any new ground. What it does is offer up a mainstream palpable tale of Jews and Christians coming together for land deals and movies. The movie within the movie is less important than the relationships spotlighted. None of the characters are unique, but they sell the film with their believable relationships. Be ready for your grandparents’ level of understanding cultural archetypes.
Issues of jealousy and other petty nature elements keep popping up. But, everyone knows how this film is going to end by the opening credits. This is the kind of film where folks learn lessons and story elements disappear by the time the DVD comes off the tray. If you have older relatives, I’d recommend picking this up for them.
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 8/16/16
- Video - 80%80%
- Audio - 80%80%
- Supplemental Material - %0%
- Film Score - 78%78%
The Plot Thus Far
A brash young Jewish filmmaker from New York tries to help an overly zealous Baptist preacher in south Alabama make a movie about the Prodigal Son. In the process they both learn about the acceptance and love of the prodigal’s father.