This is not the typical genre of movies that I watch, but I thought the storyline sounded interesting. I’m glad I watched! The Shift is a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller.
In The Shift, one man is faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices. When Kevin Garner meets a nefarious adversary known as The Benefactor and refuses his offer of wealth and power, he must escape an alternate totalitarian reality. With survival on the line, Kevin fights to make it back to the world he knows and the woman he loves.
The Shift Movie Review
The Shift, rated PG-13, is a pretty intense movie. If you have sensitive teens, I suggest you watch it first. So you can make the decision if they are ready to see it.
Even though it’s not my usual movie genre, I really liked The Shift. If you are familiar with the book of Job, you might recognize the storyline. This movie is a unique interpretation of the book of Job, though.
Kevin loses everything, and the Benefactor offers him everything, more than he could ever imagine having. But Kevin knows what truly matters, resists the Benefactor, and does everything he can to return to his home and wife. While the storyline may follow the story of Job, it looks very different than the story of Job from the Bible.
Watch the trailer!
The Shift stars
Kristoffer Polaha as Kevin Garner,
Elizabeth Tabish as Molly Garner,
Sean Astin as Gabriel
and Neal McDonough as The Benefactor.
The casting in this movie was perfect. Neal McDonough is amazing as The Benefactor.
My favorite quote: “God is here. And everything that I’ve ever witnessed, everything that I’ve done, everything that I’ve done, and everything you’ve put me through, just makes it that much easier to see.”
I’m not going to give away the ending. You have to see it for yourself! The Shift has a powerful ending.
I, and my husband that likes sci-fi, both really liked The Shift!
For more information, visit The Shift website.
Buy tickets today to see The Shift in theaters starting December 1st!
There is a special message after the credits. Be sure to stay for that!!
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Disclosure: Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.