Friday, September 14, 2007

The Last Sin Eater


"A little girl's quest for redemption uncovers a dark secret...and the truth shall set her free."

Thus says the tag line of movie The Last Sin Eater based on the best-selling book by Francine Rivers and directed by Michael Landon Jr. (yeah, the son of the guy who directed the Little House on the Prairie series! :D)
When Mom ordered the movie (after we missed seeing it in theaters since it wasn't playing everywhere) I must admit, I didn't watch it right away. But last night, after Mom and Tiff left for the Raising Maidens of Virtue meeting, Melissa and I put the kids to bed and sat down, with nothing to do.
As Melissa walks up to bed I stop her.
"Hey, Moosh (our nickname for her...don't ask!), I don't really want to go to bed yet...will you stay up and watch "Last Sin Eater" with me?"
She shrugs. "Sure."
So we sit down and turned on the projector and the film started.

What can I say, except that I was surprised beyond belief? I wasn't expecting much, and I got more than I'd hoped for!
It's the beautiful, Sweetly sorrowful story of a young girl, Cadi Forbes, who has, in her eyes, committed an almost unforgivable sin. She struggles to find cleansing for her broken heart, she searches, desperately trying to find the one who can take her sins away, the sins that are tearing at her heart.
She goes to the sin eater...who she thinks is the one to take her sins away forever. When he fails, and she thinks that all hope is gone for her, a man shows up...a man of God, who, with a few simple words, shows her the truth of Jesus Christ, the only one who can cleanse us from our sins. The one and the only Sin Eater.

I couldn't help but let the tears fall when Cadi finally tells the Man of God her great and terrible sin. It went like this:

"Will you ask God to forgive me?" Cadi begs, the tears rolling down her cheeks.

The Man of God smiles as his own eyes fill with tears and embraces her. With his rough, southern drawl he replies,"You just did...you beautiful girl...you just did."

If you haven't seen this movie, please, at least rent it. And if you haven't read the book (which is better, by the way!) please do the same. Believe me, you will be glad you did!

8 comments:

Raquel said...

When I found out it was based on a book by Francine Rivers I thought it was probably actually good. Before that I wasn't really interested, but now I'd like to see it sometime. And read the book, of course...

darby said...

I LOVED the movie and asked for it for my birthday and the book is even BETTER!! Such a beautiful story! Darby

Goose said...

Sorry, To invaid your feminine blog again but, I just want to let y'all know that because of y'all(I've been told)I am getting cultured. I think I'll see the Last Sin Eater, It sounds good. Talk to y'all soon. -Goose-

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Raquel, yes you must see it and read the book.Actually, if you only had a choice of one or the other, I'd go with the book if I was you! :) But both is cool too! :D btw, have you read other Francine Rivers books?? She has some amazingly good books out there!!! (I just finished one called "The Prince" and it made me cry!!! It was about Jonathan, Saul's son in the Bible! *sigh*)

Darby, it is! it is! :D

Nathan, lol. Don't feel bad...I mean, if this was a "feminine blog" (LOL) i wouldn't have "masculine" names in my sidebar!! :D
LOL. I'm not sure what you mean by we're getting you "cultured" but I hope it's good.:D *grin*
And yes, y'all would like the movie! excellent watching!!!

jessica

Raquel said...

I've only read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It was very painful, but extremely well written. I'd like to read more by her, I just hadn't run across any more yet. And of course the list of books I'd like to read is always longer than my reading time allows for... :-)

James McDonald said...

Raquel, LOl, yeah, I can relate! I have all these books that I want to get from the library and not enough time for them all! :D But Francine Rivers has some EXCELLENT books...I've read several by her and loved them all! :D

jessica

Daisy Fields Basket Co. said...

Hi, did you hear I had my very first Blue Bell ice cream!!!!! It was Chips Galore and it was soooo good.:D I also got to see Sense & Sensibility. It's another great Jane Austen movie. Talk to y'all later. -Goose-

BelovedPeace said...

Hey Jessica!
I did your The slipper and the Rose quiz, and I turned out to be the Evil StepMother!!!!! Hahaha Hmmm... I never really thought of myself as the evil stepmother type! hehehe ;-)
Anyways... You did a good job on the quiz! :-)
Love, Amy :O)
P.S. BTW This is my Blogspot name, but I don't really write on it, I just had a couple of friends where you needed to have a Google account to post comment so... hehe! ;-)