We used to enjoy watching Duck Dynasty as a family. So when I heard that they were making a movie about their family’s lives, I really looked forward to watching it. And doing a The Blind movie review!
The Blind The True Story of the Robertson Family did not disappoint.
Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a family, and began to spiral out of control. The Blind shares never before revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place.
The Blind is rated PG-13, which I highly recommend adhering to. There are some dark moments, as there have been in many of our lives. If you have a sensitive teen, I suggest watching it first to see if you think it’s appropriate for your teenager to watch.
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The Blind Movie Review
The Blind starts with Phil as a boy with his family and the hard times they went through. As a teenager, Phil played on the high school football team, and met Kay, a cheerleader. Phil went off to college to play football, while Kay stayed home to finish high school while pregnant. They married, and Phil graduated from college, though he gave up playing football.
Things got worse for Kay and Phil once they were married. Alcohol addiction, domestic violence, money trouble, all culminated in Phil kicking Kay and the kids out.
Kay came to know Christ, and worked on making a new life for the kids, never giving up wanting her family united and whole. Phil reached rock bottom, and found his way to Christ. Through their faith, they were able to restore their marriage and their family.
While the movie does hit on how Phil started making duck calls, that business is not the main focus of The Blind. The main focus is Phil and Kay. Who they are, what they were, and what they have become. And what their family was, and now is. Even though there are dark moments, we need to see them so we can truly understand how their lives changed when they came to know Christ.
The Blind is a powerful true story that showcases God’s redemptive power to change our lives when we surrender to Him!
See The Blind only in theaters starting September 28! I look forward to watching it with my family!
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Disclosure: Many thanks to Tread Lively for providing a sample of the product for this review. (I watched an online screener) Opinions are 100% my own.