Holly on Hollywood
“The Case For Christ”
by Holly McClure
“The Case For Christ” is a drama based on the best-selling book by Lee Strobel, a former award-winning investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune. In the early 80’s, Lee (Mike Vogel) was enjoying a successful career and a happy marriage with his wife Leslie (Erika Christensen). When a near-death experience with their daughter causes Leslie to question her atheist beliefs and become a Christian, it infuriates Lee, causing problems in their marriage. He begins a lengthy investigation to debunk Christianity by proving Christ’s resurrection never happened.
The PG rating is for mature themes and is best for…
…mature pre-teens to adults. Audiences have been bombarded with less-worthy ‘Christian’ films in the last few years that have over-saturated the market and possibly ruined it, for truly well-made films like this one. What sets “The Case For Christ” apart, is the creative and skillful direction of Jon Gunn, who brilliantly tells a compelling story that is beautifully and cohesively written by Brian Bird. I enjoyed the real husband/wife dialogue, scenes of Lee asking experts intelligent questions, and the fact that it never felt ‘preachy’. Christians will naturally appreciate the story of redemption and faith and delight in seeing that Lee became a pastor with grown children involved in the ministry. Simply put, the ‘case’ for this movie is that even the toughest skeptics will find Lee’s journey interesting and thought provoking…especially atheists. If you know people who are interested in faith but not there yet, this is a perfect movie to recommend.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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