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4 reviews | 5 out of 5
The Lamp is more than just a movie. It’s more than just a movie about relationships. It’s more than just a movie about how our old relationships can deteriorate over time without care or how new relationships can be thrust upon us when we don’t want them. It’s about faith, even in the face of adversities, that we have purpose; faith that God has a plan for our lives that we, as mortals, don’t understand; faith that going forward, when we feel as if we have nothing left to live for, will bring us face-to-face with the destiny God has planned for us. This is a sweet, heart-wrenching and heart-warming movie that will cause us all to wonder what is in store for our lives if we open ourselves to the possibilities when we…..JUST BELIEVE!
As part of the Trost Moving Pictures Ambassador program, I have reviewed their movies, books and soundtracks. My first impression of The Lamp was "TMP movies keep getting better and better". Stanley watched his son Eddy die and has grieved for the past two years. He is unable to concentrate on his career, gets frequent calls about his debt and he spends time watching a little league softball team. It has put such a strain on his marriage with Lisa that he announces that it is over and he plans on leaving. Next door is Miss Esther's home with foster children. One is Jocelyn (aka Josh) who plays on the softball team, has anger issues, and acts as a big sister for a shy girl named Rachel. Lisa acquires an old oil lamp from Miss Esther next door. When she polishes the side and reads the inscription, a more-a-messenger-than-a-genie appears. He asks Lisa and Stanley what they want most of all. He gives them thirty days to think about this. As they begin to focus on what they want, life improves for them. They start a friendship with Josh and Rachel when Stanley takes over as the coach of the team. Stanley returns to work, getting bonuses to help with the bills. Their marriage starts to rebuild. Of course, there are some bumps along the road to recovery, including a major one at the end. Sam from A Christmas Snow also returns. In a timeline comparison, this movie takes place the summer before A Christmas Snow occurs. In my opinion, this is the movie that Trost Moving Pictures has waited a long time for. If you have seen The Ultimate Gift, also by Jim Stovall, this movie equals in greatness. It is a good as a family film as A Christmas Snow, yet focused on religious principals rather than on only one religion.
I will recommend this movie to everyone. It is so refreshing to have clean, wholesome, movies that entertain and speak a message at the same time. I am so happy that Trost Moving pictures are producing such films. This story is a definite tear-jerker but there are some light moments that make you laugh as well. We will be watching this again and look forward to future releases.
This is a movie the entire family will enjoy. It's a story about overcoming tragedy and loss in a couple's life, and how they found new hope and re-discovered the love they had buried beneath their pain from losing a son. Life does go on, as you will see in this wonderful "feel good" movie you can watch over and over again. It will truly touch your heart and soul very deeply, as you fall in love with the wonderful characters portrayed in this story. The precious Cameron ten Napel is such a talented actress and you will love her energy and joy she brings to the couple in the story. Keep an eye out for more fabulous films to come from director Tracy Trost. You will be hearing more in the future from this very talented man and Trost Moving Pictures.