In the beginning, Mack and his family go on a camping trip, but everything goes south when his youngest daughter Missy turns up missing. To make matters worse, Mack finds out from the police that there is a serial killer roaming around where they are camping. After hours and hours of searching, they come across an old abandoned shack and inside they found his daughter’s dress that was covered in her own blood. The police determined that Missy was a victim.
Mack feels guilty, and he feels like it was his fault that she went missing because he was supposed to be watching her, but he had to save his older two children from a canoeing accident. Later, he goes back up to the shack (at this time it is winter) and starts to think about what had happened and why. In this tragedy, he starts to question his faith.
Eventually, Mack meets someone who goes by the name of Papa. While with Papa, Mack gets to see his father who he lost, and Mack finds that he does not need to ask things like “why me?” But not everything was good while Mack was with Papa. Mack was often overcome by anger and sadness because of what had happened.
The acting was very good in this film. Towards the end of the movie, there is a very emotional scene and it is very hard to make the audience feel the emotions that are being expressed. For example, if the scene was a happy scene it would might make the audience feel happy as well, but their acting makes it feel almost real.
This movie had me on edge. I would expect the actors to do one thing, and then they would do something else. For example, in the very beginning, I thought that it was going to be happy, but then it wasn’t.
Throughout the film, the music went with the mood that was trying to be created. If it was a suspenseful scene, there would be suspenseful music, if it was a calm, heart-warming, or tear-jerking scene, the music would go with it.
At one point in the movie, the main character, Mack, goes on a hike and must go through a rock wall and through that wall there is a cave. While inside the cave, Mack meets someone and begins talking to her. He is then put on the seat of judgement. In this scene, it was dark and it was emotional. Then there is a waterfall that is inside the cave, and he sees things from his childhood, along with more recent things from his life. For example, he sees his youngest daughter who was killed.
The movie was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. In the beginning of the movie it was summertime, so everything was very green and very pretty. Towards almost the middle of the movie it is the wintertime, and there is snow on the ground. The snow was very pretty and it looked very realistic.
I thought this was an amazing movie. It is a very tear- jerking movie, especially the ending. I went into this movie not knowing what to expect, I thought that I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but the truth is, I did enjoy it. As I mentioned earlier, the actors in the film made it seem real, like what was happening was actually happening, I personally thought that the emotions being shown or acted out were truly felt and emphasized.
Watching it was a great experience I really enjoyed it. If I were given the chance to watch the movie again, I would take that chance in a heartbeat. Another thing that I liked about the movie is that most of the songs featured were by contemporary Christian artists. I would give this movie a 4.9 out of 5 stars.