The wonderful people at Propeller allowed me and my family to review the movie The Woodcarver. This movie releases March 13 and features John Ratzenberger, whom I remember from the TV show "Cheers" but you may remember his voice from any Pixar film such as Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, etc. Apparently he has been in every Pixar film.
Anyway, The Woodcarver is about an adult man, Ernest Otto (John Ratzenberger) who happens to be an expert woodcarver, and a troubled youth, Matthew Stevenson (Dakota Daulby). Ernest's wife has passed away and he feels that his life is over. Matthew's family is breaking apart and he feels lost, alone, and angry.
Matthew causes damage to the local church. This church is the same church that Ernest hand carved wood beams and signs for many years prior. Will Ernest re-carve the wood or will the church have to have prefabricated pieces installed instead? Will Matthew "let go and let God"?
We loved this movie. There are a couple of issues with it. The first is when Ernest is asked what the first thing he carved was and he replied with "WWJD." The problem with that is that phrase wasn't popular until the 1990's and the timing was way off since Ernest obviously wouldn't have been a child during that time. The other issue I had was that the Baptist minister wore a "clerical collar" and that's just something Baptist's don't do. Maybe they do up north, so I could be wrong, but here in the south, it doesn't happen.
So, other than those couple of things, the movie was GREAT. If you'd like to win a copy, enter the Rafflecopter drawing below. You may have to select "Read more" to get to the entry form. (CONTEST OVER.)
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