"Being told that your dream is impossible doesn't make you want it any less." That's a sentiment we can all relate to, and it is the deep struggle that Christy faces in Paper Dream. Christy's lifelong dream to be a mother is not playing out the way she imagined - despite trying many alternative options. Sadly, this begins to weaken her faith. Christy asks herself if God is holding out on her, but God responds by asking Christy why her longing to be a mother is greater than her longing for Him.
Paper Dream truly is a story of hope in the midst of difficult circumstances! Christy and her husband, Matt, reacted in a very believable and authentic way to their predicament and I imagine that a lot of women (and men!) can relate to this movie - the subjects of infertility, adoption and desiring to be a mom are hot topics right now. I truly was captivated by PaperDream, however, it was only 45 minutes long, and because the subject matter was so deep and emotional, I felt like the movie was rushed. It didn't take time to fully sort out the issues that the characters were facing.
The DVD also includes two documentaries. Flame On: A True Story of Hope in the Midst of Great Personal Tragedy examines biblical grief, and Divorcing God: Secularism and the Republic discusses current social issues against morality and Christian principles.
PaperDream was a great reminder that while sometimes our picture doesn't turn out the way we imagined, we can trust God to draw our lives into a more beautiful picture than we ever could have imagined. This is a message that anyone can appreciate, and Paper Dream is a movie worth watching!
- Robin Lea
|Paper Dream - OFFICIAL TRAILER|