I think the main problem this movie had was that it didn't parallel The Prodigal Son very well. I also was unimpressed by the acting, and the film also was filled with padding to make the film longer than it needed to be. This film was also unbelievably preachy. I can stand preachiness in films, after all I love the Sherwood Pictures films, but this was just too much. I would like to see more subtelty when it comes to religion in modern films (older religious films were made so anyone including atheists could enjoy them). This film isn't a total loss though. Even though I didn't think the plot paralleled the Prodigal Son enough, I did think the plot was great. However the fact that the ending more closely parallels the movie, it makes the film more predictable than it already was. Okay, maybe I'm being too hard on this film. After all it's heart is in the right place, and it is trying to bring a good message to Christians. However, even though I'm a Christian, I feel I need to critique this movie as if it were any other film and not give this film any special attention. So because of this, I can only recomend this film if you are a Christian, and even then you may or may not like it. And even then I can't think of a reason why you would watch it more than once.