Sun Moon is a beautiful story about discovering joy and purpose despite cultural differences and difficulties. I was able to watch this new movie from Pure Flix before it’s release so I could share my Sun Moon movie review with you.
Sun Moon Movie Review
Sun Moon tells the story of Kelsey, who was just left at the altar. Understandably, she is having a hard time dealing with this. Her heart is broken, and she is humiliated. Kelsey abandons her faith and church because of this. Since the rug was just pulled out from under her, she does not know what to do, or what God wants her to do.
Kelsey does not want to see anyone, especially while clearing the wedding decor from the church. So while trying to avoid people in the parking lot, she goes inside to hide. She ends up listening to missionaries from Taiwan tell about their time there teaching. She sees a job there as an opportunity to start fresh.
This is complicated by Kelsey’s mother being sick and in the hospital. She lives with her little sister, a college student, as well. But her sister encourages her to go.
Kelsey has a, shall we say, adventurous trip to the school in Taiwan. Her first several days overwhelm her, but her pride won’t allow her to admit defeat. She also encounters some difficult students. While talking to the principal, he encourages her to learn from Horace, a fellow teacher that the students really like. She finally starts making some headway with her students.
After things start going more smoothly, Kelsey puts forth some effort to become assimilated to Taiwan. While Horace helps her learn how to ride a Vespa, their friendship begins.
Sun Moon Movie
As Kelsey’s adventures and explorations of the country continue, her students warm up to her. She is finally able to connect with them and make a difference in their lives. Like moving to Taiwan to be their teacher did in her life. Her students ask her to help them learn and perform a play based off the Biblical book of Ruth. They perform it for the school’s big Christmas party at the end of the semester.
Kelsey enjoys watching her students perform, and actually performing with them. But she knows her time there is up, her term has ended, and she must go home as her mother is dying.
Once home, Kelsey realizes how much closer to God she has gotten since being in Taiwan. She sees that even though she was struggling with disappointment and a loss of faith, that God used it all. Yes, even the hurt and the pain. She learned to trust in His timing. Since Kelsey learned what God’s purpose and plan for her life was, she returns to Taiwan.
Sun Moon Cast List
MacKenzie Mauzy, Kelsey (INTO THE WOODS, NCIS: New Orleans)
Justin Chien, Horace (Two Sides: Unfaithful)
Madison McLaughlin, Liz (Arrow, Chicago P.D.)
Michael Jong-Quin Huang, Principal (The Haunted Heart)
Jason Burkey, Braden (FEARLESS FAITH, MIRACLE ON CHRISTMAS, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE)
Leanne Morgan, Maida ((Netflix Original Stand-up special I’m Every Woman, Dry Bar Comedy, Thou Shalt Laugh 3)
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I really enjoyed watching this movie. Sun Moon is a family friendly movie about love, healing, letting go, forgiveness, and family. At some point, we all walk through difficult and challenging times. Sun Moon is a great reminder that God works through all the circumstances in our life. We see the hardships, and pain, that Kelsey goes through. We see her walk through these difficult and challenging times. How she overcomes these challenges, and returns to her faith. And discovers God’s plan and purpose for her life.
I highly recommend Sun Moon. This movie has the themes of struggling with disappointment & loss of faith, how to walk through difficult & challenging times, and there is a season for everything, running through out. Sun Moon is suitable for the whole family.
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalms 27:14 (NIV)
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For more information, visit the Sun Moon website. There are also downloadable small group discussion guides. As well as Bible study videos to watch.
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Disclosure: Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. (I watched an online screener.) Opinions are 100% my own.