Brady and his über-Christian mom move to the small town of Rock Haven, somewhere on the California coast (outdoor scenes filmed in Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco). He immediately notices the neighbor boy, Clifford, for whom he has feelings that don't square with the church's Levitican teachings. He struggles to come to terms with something he knows in his heart can't be wrong, no matter what the Bible says, finding support (and the lack of it) in surprising corners. In an ideal world, Brady would read Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, but instead he relies on a book of inspirational fiction, written by committee long after anyone alive in Christ's day passed on. The religiosity of the film was occasionally annoying for those of us who reject more than just Leviticus 18:22, but the interplay of the characters is sweet and charming. Highly recommended for Christians; recommended for others.
Rock Haven, dir. David Lewis, 2007 USA, 78 min.
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