Spotlight: Jimmy

August 2nd, 2013

Jimmy (2013) - Christian Film

Recently, I watched an excellent new Christian film called Jimmy, an adaption of Robert Whitlow's book of the same name. The description reads:

Jimmy is a story about an over-looked mentally challenged boy who views the world through his own unique lens. Through the course of life-changing events during one Fall season, Jimmy's family and those around him come to fully realize his impact on their community.

Jimmy's world is a place where a boy can grow to be a man, even if he is "special". Where angels hover, mostly unseen. Where danger can happen, and hearts can falter - but love is never wasted. Jimmy knows he's different from the other teenagers in Piney Grove, Georgia. He doesn't always understand what he sees and hears, but he remembers it all with uncanny accuracy, which is why his lawyer father asks him to testify in a crucial trial. Jimmy's testimony saves the man from jail but has far-reaching consequences for himself and the people he loves. Filled with Southern characters at once familiar and unexpected, Jimmy is an extraordinary tale about growing up in the midst of real struggle. From the first encounter with Jimmy to the last triumphant goodbye, Jimmy will enthrall and delight.

Jimmy truly is a powerful and riveting movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ian Colleti, the actor who plays Jimmy, does an absolutely superb acting job and we were all blown away by his acting talent. If you're looking for a good Christian film to watch, we can highly recommend Jimmy.

Special thanks to the Beckers for helping with this post!

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