The Encounter (85 mins) (Genre: Drama) (2010)

(CC Closed Caption available - English Subtitles)
(NR - not rated by MPAA) (Our rating is PG13)

Caution: serious topics discussed in this movies - like child abuse but in a tasteful manner- therefore best for older teenagers and adults. (The Dove Foundation rates it 4 our of 5 starts for ages 12+). In fact, it is the very fact that this movie covers these serious topics that makes this film attractive to and effective with older teenagers and adults! The topics include - a childless couple on the brink of divorce, a woman who thinks she is a Christian but isn't, a Christian woman about to marry someone who is not right for her, an arrogant self-sufficient business man and an abused teenagers who is on the run.

“A riveting thought-provoking movie.” – Tom Saab CFFA

Like Tom Saab said, this is a riveting thought-provoking movie! We have shown this movie to a variety of groups and we have noticed how the audience quiets down as the dialogue challenges their thoughts. It is a riveting movie.

(The following information is edited from the DVD movie jacket cover.)

“I am the light of the world, he who believes in Me shall not perish.” – Yeshua

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman, (played by Steve “Sting” Borden), a lonely single woman (played by Jaci Velasquez), a couple on the verge of divorce (played by Jamie Neto and Danah Davis), and a youthful runaway (played by Madison Gibney) all come face to face with the diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment.

The genial host is a certain Nazarene (played by Bruce Machiano) who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems – if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed.

Kass Connors plays the devil and this film introduces Madison Gibney as the runaway teenager and Steve "Sting" Borden who plays the arrogant businessman.

“An Intriguing Faith-Filled Story”
- The Dove Foundation Rating


Special Features with this DVD:
-Behind The Scenes
- Trailers
- Commentary with Bruce Marchiano and David A.R. White
Overall Rating (4 out of 5 stars)
Photography       3 stars
Acting        4 stars
Story       4 stars
Note: The Dove Foundation Rating is 4 our of 5 stars
for ages 12+. For the Dove review go to (www.dove.org) and type in "Encounter").
Click here for the www.movieguide.org review of this movie