Good afternoon, Arrowheads! In the past, I have posted book reviews for (mainly) Christian fiction novels. Today, I’d like to expand my review horizons to the film category, starting with the movie, Andy’s Rainbow.
Review: Andy’s Rainbow (2016)
I didn’t really know what to expect when my family picked the movie for us to watch on Amazon Prime the other night. Right to start with, I couldn’t help but notice it has the appearance of an indie film, being that the camera quality did not look as professional as other mainstream Christian films, like Grace Unplugged, or God’s Not Dead, but this was the only drawback.
The plot for the film itself is heart melting. First, we meet Rayne, a troubled teen who is sentenced to perform community service hours after she was caught stealing. Her sentence lands her at a youth home for special needs kids, performing landscaping duties. Here, she crosses paths with a boy her own age named Andy, who appears to have Autism, though I can’t recall if it’s ever revealed in the movie. To Rayne’s initial annoyance, Andy seeks to befriend Rayne and show her God’s love through his favorite story: Noah’s Ark. Rayne has had a rough family life since her mom was killed by a drunk driver, and Andy’s parents are no longer around, so they develop a friendship through this similarity. Along the way, Andy’s selfless natures never wavers as he always shows up to support Rayne–and others–when they’re in need.
Though the film has some minor, borderline cheesy dialogue moments, the plot was strong, and kept my family and me interested throughout. The film also tackles subjects that I feel should be featured in more films that offer a Christian perspective, such as remaining abstinent until marriage, family abuse, and sexual harassment. I would also like to commend Jacob Dufour, who played the part of Andy, as his acting was exceptionally well executed.
Overall, I highly recommend Andy’s Rainbow, which is available to watch for free on Amazon Prime if you have the membership! You will laugh, and you will cry even more! I’m warning you, tenderhearted souls!
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars.
What Christian films have you watched lately that you’ve loved? I’d love some recommendations!