(Video review) Believe: miracles are everywhere

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, long time book discussion leader and co-president of ECLA



Title: Believe: miracles are everywhere

Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, DVD

Length: 120 minutes


Matthew Peyton’s family has always put on a magical Christmas pageant each year, eagerly anticipated by all the townspeople of Grundy, Virginia. But this year is different. His factory is floundering, the money is just not there and not only will there be no pageant but he is closing the doors of his plant. Anger, resentment and vilification are only a few of the emotions and reactions roiling in this small town toward the factory owner.

Meeting a young woman and her son who come to Peyton’s aid after an assault and then the host of others who live in the same cold, miserable tenement that they share changes his life. Clarence is filled with hope and joy as is his mother, despite their sad condition, and with their help Matthew is able to turn around the factory situation and change the entire tenor of the pageant bringing it back to what it once was instead of a commercial endeavor.

Believe is a sweet movie with a believable story, one that demonstrates hope and will promote hope to those who watch it. Although a Christmas story, it’s viewing is certainly not limited to the Christmas season as it holds a message worth considering at any time of the year.



Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

This movie is rated PG and is really a good family movie for all ages.

Christian Impact

The intent of this story is to instill faith and hope into a town that is downtrodden and then in turn to instill that same faith in the viewers.

Other notes

Believe contains two dvds, one which contains outtakes and additional scenes as well as deleted scenes which will make you smile at their blunders.

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About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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