Friday, September 9, 2022

Movie Review: Lifemark

Movie Synopsis:

David's comfortable world is turned upside down when his birth mother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she's only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past.

From exective produces Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers--creators of War Room and Fireproof--comes LIFEMARK, inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the gift of life.

Watch the Trailer:

My Review:

Just from viewing the movie teaser for LIFEMARK, I expected to cry during the movie because adoption has a special place in my heart. LIFEMARK held my attention throughout the movie.  The mild comedy made me smile often, but the parent-child relationships and emotional healing were what I enjoyed the most. And yes, I cried at more than one scene.

LIFEMARK contains themes about trusting God, the importance of family, and the value of a life. The movie will appeal to the pro-life target audience but also aims to present adoption as the best option for women in crisis pregnancies. LIFEMARK is a brave foray considering the current social tensions over abortion rights.

Adoption, in LIFEMARK, celebrates the preservation of a life and the raising of a child. David’s adoptive parents are a loving family who have never withheld information about his birth parents. Furthermore, when David’s birth mother reaches out, his adoptive parents encourage David to respond to her. As the story progresses David agrees to meet his birth mom and both families embrace each other with great affection.

While this ideal picture of adoption entertains in the movie and gives hope for what adoption can be, not all adoptions go so well, even in Christian households. One character mentioned this at the end of the movie, but it is not a topic that LIFEMARK explores. Those who have experienced adoptive parents who are less loving or even abusive might find the movie’s rosy view of adoption unrealistic or triggering.

In conclusion, I liked LIFEMARK. The movie entertained and evoked emotion. It is a movie that I would watch again, though probably not with my children until they are teens. I have always hoped to adopt a child at some point in life and this story made my adoption-loving heart happy. I especially liked how the ending credits showed the actors with the family that inspired LIFEMARK.

Many thanks to WTA Media for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

More about LIFEMARK:

  • LIFEMARK is a story of hope, of overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, reveling in the art of faith, grace, and perseverance.

  • This encouraging and inspirational film is based on a true story!

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  1. Both my children were adopted when they were babies. I think I would enjoy this very much.

    1. I didn't know that, Wendy! Yes, I think you would enjoy it! :)

  2. I find the subject of adoption very interesting.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    1. It is! And this movie definitely bring attention to it.

  3. This is so timely, I love the way God works, what with Roe v Wade overturned! I love their movies and can’t wait to see this! Thanks for the review and bringing it to my attention. Is it good for teen girls?? Planning on taking mine if so!

    1. Whoops Janet Trapp.

    2. Personally, I wouldn't show it to my girls until they were 14-15. It does have material relating to abortion, including a look into a clinic.