Randy Simpkins is a worksholic husband and father who's trying to appease his wife with a family vacation. Starting behind the eight ball by having gone in to work when he was supposed to be packing, the day gets worse when their youngest son, two-year-old Joe, disappears only minutes later.
It is difficult to remain impartial in the beginning of this movie as each parent presents a timeless, valid viewpoint for their recent actions that most married parents can identify with. As the movie progresses and the search for Joe continues, the plot deepens to include their struggles not only with each other, but also the scope of their faith. At times the action is maddeningly slow as it seems that the search will never progress, but at those times the emotion of each parent is most real. The entire movie forces the viewer to evaluate how s/he parents and if s/he is intentional and purposeful with the time given to them as parents.
I will definitely recommend this movie to my friends. Every parent can use a reminder of the preciousness of their children's lives, and this movie provides that in spades.
I was provided a free copy of this movie by Thomas Nelson in exchange for an unbiased review.