“Not Today” Review & Response

The other day I went and saw the movie “Not Today” with my wife.  The movie was created by a Friends church in southern California in partnership with Friends Media and deals with the issue of sex trafficking in the world today.  Here is the trailer for the movie:

The film wasn’t totally what I expected.  I’ve never seen any of the other “christian movies” such as “Fireproof” or “Courageous” but I can only imagine they are on par with the cheesiness of this film.  “Not Today” has received a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes with reviews such as these:

“Vitally important theme unstrung by shaky direction, writing and acting and a major flaw in subtitling.”

“Well-intentioned, but slow, with no urgency and a lot of preaching.”

I will say, the subtitles were very weird.

Anyways, my wife and I were the only two people in the theater on a Saturday.  Granted, it was 1:40 in the afternoon (it was playing very limitedly for two days), but I still feel as if we were the only two people in Boise to see it this weekend.  Which is a shame because ultimately it was a movie to raise awareness that this tragedy still happens today and to spread the word of organizations such as Not For Sale and International Justice Mission.  You can learn more about those organizations by clicking on those links and possibly donating or finding out what more you can do to help free the 27 million people that are enslaved today.  Yeah, thats a real fact.

-Jacob

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