45 Minutes In and I was Crying : Machine Gun Preacher

We saw the previews for Machine Gun Preacher on another movie we watched and both Marc and I decided that we wanted to see this movie.  Lucky for us, we had the chance to review it and I thought it was good.  Well, it is hard to say "good" about something so sad...
You see, Machine Gun Preacher is about this "white" man that is pretty much a bad guy at the start of the movie... It starts with him getting out of jail.. Well, there is PLENTY of profanity and then he eventually finds Jesus.  Or rather, Jesus found him... That was a turning point in his life and he starts changing his ways...
He eventually ends up in Sudan and sees the bad things that are going on...
(If you have heard anything about KONY, this is it right here... )
Childers, the "white preacher" sets out to try and help the people of Sudan because of all he has seen while there ... and feels as though it is his calling...
As I said, it was a good movie.. but it breaks my heart, as it is based on a true story...
I will tell you, this is not a "family movie" as the language (and some scenes) are pretty graphic...
But, it is one that I recommend if you can handle it... 



SYNOPSIS: 

MACHINE GUN PREACHER is the inspirational true story of Childers (Butler), a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in East Africa. The explosive, real-life tale of a man who has rescued over a thousand orphans from starvation, disease, and enslavement,Machine Gun Preacher is written by Jason Keller (Relativity’s Mirror Mirror) and also stars Michelle Monaghan (Source Code), Golden Globe® winner Kathy Baker (Cold Mountain, Picket Fences), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Academy Award® nominated Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), and Souleymane Sy Savane (Damages). Producing is Forster, along with Relativity’s Robbie Brenner, Safady Entertainment’s Gary Safady and Craig Chapman, and GG Filmz’s Deborah Giarratana.



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