Reviewed by Melissa Lockcuff
"Rust is a movie that will move you; it will inspire you; and it will touch your heart with its depth of meaning."
Rust is a very moving story,
one that shows both the ins and outs of faith. Starring Corbin Bernsen,
who also wrote and directed the movie, the story
is set in the small town of Kipling, Saskatchewan, in the dead of winter.
Jimmy Moore, who left his pastorate due to a crisis in faith, returns home
to find his family and, in fact, the whole town, still mourning the loss
of a family who all died in a tragic fire, seemingly set by Jimmy’s
best friend, Travis. Jimmy, however, isn’t so sure. There are just
too many things that don’t add up, especially how his best friend,
Travis, could have had it in his heart to do such a thing.
As Jimmy starts digging, he begins to uncover a mystery that lacks a solution. The story flashes back to both his childhood and when he left his pastorate, just to give a glimpse of Jimmy’s life and what he’s been through. The mystery begins to truly unfold when a local troubled teen ends up committing suicide, and Jimmy is convinced that Travis is innocent.
As Jimmy ignores advice to stop digging for clues, to stop trying to help Travis, he begins to build back his relationship with his father, played by Frank Gall. He also begins to regain his own faith, as he seeks answers from his Father above.
I found this movie to be unlike many Christian movies that I’ve watched, mainly for the reason that it was so “real” and that it kept my attention all the way through. It didn’t seem fake, but instead it carried a story that is relateable to so many individuals today. I was moved by the fact that Corbin Bernsen was inspired to write this movie due to his own “spiritual journey” since his father died in 2008. Another fact that brought that reality to the movie was the fact that it’s not only set in Kipling, but a lot of the supporting cast are not professional actors but rather citizens of the town of Kipling.
Rust is a movie that will move you; it will inspire you; and it will touch your heart with its depth of meaning. I highly recommend this movie to all families; even though it might contain content that might be a bit scary for young children, it’s still a suitable movie for families to watch together, as it contains valuable lessons that can be discussed together , as well.
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