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Beyond the Farthest Star [DVD] [2015]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Exclusive Crystal Lewis music video "Beauty for Ashes"
    • Special Thomas Kinkade featurette
    • Thoene interview
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Beyond the Farthest Star
    After a twist of fate brings the spotlight to a forgotten Texas town, a once famous preacher has to choose between achieving greatness as the next nationally-syndicated TV Evangelist or prioritise his role as a loving husband and father to his wife and daughter., Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Renee O'Connor
      Renee O'Connor
    • Todd Terry
      Todd Terry
    • Cherami Leigh
      Cherami Leigh
    • William McNamara
      William McNamara
    • Image coming soon
      Tyler Corie



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Insightful, Inciteful, Soul-Soothing, & Uplifting

      Posted
      Sherry
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Prepare yourself for all the “feelz.” Bring tissues; mute all other electronics, and let the movie take you up, down, and through ALL the emotional loops. Again, be prepared. As with all the best stories, you’ll most likely need a minute…or more by the end. Plan for that, too. While you’re watching Beyond the Farthest Star for the first time, however, just try to take it all in. You’ll have plenty of time to process and discuss it all later…and probably watch it again…and process even more. Now, I love stories…in all mediums, but I’m usually the “book was better” type, so though I expected I’d love the movie, I didn’t expect I’d LOVE the movie. I enjoy TV and movies as much as most, but it’s rare when a movie can drive my thoughts and emotions THAT extensively. When folks say that Beyond the Farthest Star is unique and that it really touched their hearts…umm. Yeah. Believe ‘em. The cast, crew, and creatives flexed some pretty impressive emotional muscles on this one. When viewers say the movie tugged at their heart-strings and touched them deeply, they’re trying to sum up a highly emotional experience in a tweet-sized bite. Just trust ‘em. A short blurb can’t do it justice. (Watch the movie, and you’ll see what I mean.) I had to sit with it for a bit before attempting a review, too. …and yes, I laughed as much as I cried, so don’t think a heart-warming story has to be just a tear-jerker. Seriously…ALL the feelz. …and I could recollect and discuss the movie for hours. Discussion is good! Evoking deep thoughts and strong emotions is good! It’s a really GOOD movie! …but I may also prepare protective gear for some of those discussions. I don’t particularly want to be squashed in the middle of a discussion between folks with “firmly” held opinions. Ever see Alabama and Auburn fans discuss the Iron Bowl? (((shudder))) Yeah. Be prepared for that, too. Emotions will run high! …but what a ride?!?! …and at the risk of waxing poetic for a moment… I really want to emphasize how powerfully Beyond the Farthest Star tells this story. …stories, actually, but I’m doing my best to avoid spoilers. I couldn’t write a review right away. I had to sit with the experience for a bit. …for a MOVIE. It’s incredibly rare when I can’t just start typing away, but it really was a “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings/emotions…recollected in tranquility.” I have NEVER compared a movie to Wordsworth. Ever. …but no movie has ever elicited the same experience, either. Until now. I didn’t think that was possible! Theater? Maybe. …but a movie? The writing alone warrants the reference. Truly, it’s beautifully written, and I plan to start reading the novel tomorrow. …but the TV/movie medium requires even more than beautiful writing to pull viewers IN to the experience and FEEL all the emotions. The cast, crew, and creatives reached skill level, magician on this one. (If they’re listening/reading…DO IT AGAIN!) So yeah. I tried to “blurbify” a description in just a few words, but my heart was reacting much louder than my brain. (…hence, the essay-length review) For the review title, however, I kept circling back to “insightful, inciteful, soul-soothing, and ultimately uplifting.” If those are the applicable adjectives you like for your movies, I highly recommend Beyond the Farthest Star. If you really don’t want to explore deep emotions and issues, you might prefer a light comedy or action/adventure instead. Humor, light or dark, is usually my first impulse, too, and there is light and dark humor in Beyond the Farthest Star…especially if you enjoy subtle references to the 80s or sci-fi. IF, however, you’re looking to stretch your own emotional muscles, go with Beyond the Farthest Star. …and a box of tissues. …and be prepared to sit with the experience for a while afterward. You’ll need the time for a “cool down stretch,” but you’ll be stretchin’ the “smile” muscles, too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A powerful film, which delivers in every scene!

      Posted
      Star
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      One day a few years ago I came across the trailer for Beyond the Farthest Star. Before even clicking "play" I noticed two things: First, Renee O'Connor was in the film. I was a fan of the tv series Xena and had the pleasure of meeting Renee and her mom many years ago at a Xena convention. Second, I noticed this was a faith-based film. I'm always interested in faith-based films and was curious to see Renee in this dramatic role having only ever seen her as "Gabrielle" in Xena. From the very first few seconds of the trailer I was drawn in and completely captivated by the story. I went on to search everything I could on this film. My immediate question was when and where was it playing? I wanted to see this film so badly. Over these years, I was a regular follower of the Facebook page and website always watching for updates. I also became a theater captain and promoted this film, telling everyone I could about it and trying to bring it to a local theater. Unfortunately every attempt to bring it to my area was unsuccessful, complicated by difficulties happening to me and my family. But in all these years talking about it/promoting it, you would never have known that I hadn't even seen the film myself (or read the book...I wanted to see the film first since the film inspired the book rather than vice versa as is usually the case). I mean what kind of 2 minute trailer grabs your attention so much that you hold on to it for YEARS, keeps you talking and sharing about the film when you haven't even seen the film yourself?!! I know of none. I've never experienced anything like this. So, is it just a very good trailer? NO. Beyond the Farthest Star is indeed a POWERFUL film, which delivers in every single scene. You will hang on while sitting on the edge of your seat to find out how the story unfolds just like an incredible page-turning novel that you can't put down. Clear your schedule. Stop by the restroom. Give yourself an interruption-free space because you'll want to watch from beginning to end without having to hit pause. And as far as "faith-based," don't let that label stop you. This is not a preachy-type of film or whatever image you may have when hearing that label. It is an inspirational story about a family going through life with all its heartaches and messiness. It's not a sugar coated, feel good type of film with a simple story to watch in the backdrop after a long day. It is meaningful, thought-provoking, and a well-written and directed story that will hold your attention and draw you in just like the trailer did for me for years. Again, what trailer does that? At best trailers get your attention, make you say hey I want to see that film and you add it to a to do list that may or may not happen. This film has staying power, and after you've seen it you'll continue to remember it and watch again. And I definitely want to read the book (which I have already downloaded to Kindle) to dig in deeper to the characters and the story. Buy the dvd or the digital copy, and pick up another for a friend. You will not be disappointed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beyond the Farthest Star

      Posted
      Cindy

      "Beyond the Farthest Star" is an insightful, mesmerizing story that centers on the Wells family. Each struggle with resentment and bitterness that threatens to destroy their family...and the emotions intensify following a move to the small town of Leonard, Texas. BTFS has universal themes that speak to all people and effectively weaves the idea that there is hope in spite of physical or emotional scars. This richly layered story shares a raw honest portrayal of transformation and restoration after hidden secrets are revealed and healing is allowed to begin. Elements of suspense, romance, and political intrigue are combined with multi-dimensional characters to present an escalating tension that intensifies to an explosive climax, and, ultimately, to a satisfying conclusion. When "Beyond the Farthest Star" was in theaters, I was able to see it several times and was riveted to the screen each time as I picked up nuances missed before. The story is fascinating and the actors do an incredible job of making their characters come to life onscreen. This film also inspired a novel by Bodie & Brock Thoene, a Kinkade painting, and a new arrangement of "Beauty For Ashes" by Crystal Lewis. I am thrilled that it is coming to DVD so I can have a copy of my own and can share it with family and friends who missed it in theaters. Not for kids under 13, but I highly recommend this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible movie, highly recommend.

      Posted
      Nimue
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Acting was superb by EVERYONE, well directed, excellent movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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