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Movie Reel – Redemption of the Commons

by | Feb 27, 2015 | , , , | Book/Movie Reviews | 11 comments

I’m excited to be part of a new Blog Spot Community. You will see me reviewing movies and books from time to time. Here’s my first movie review with this group. Keep reading this review for your chance to win a copy of the DVD!

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Redemption of the CommonsRedemption-of-the-Commons

—A movie of hope and finding purpose in life.


What do you do when everything you’ve worked for has been ripped out from under you? Do you wallow in self-pity? Or give up and move on?

Victor Clay faces this exact scenario in the movie Redemption of the Commons. Living out of his van in Los Angeles, his dream of becoming a big marketing company is sinking in quicksand. Fast. After losing a big account and having his van is repossessed, he returns to the one place he fled—the tattered trailer park community of The Commons.

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Not everyone is happy to see Victor including his ex-fiancee, brother, and others he abandoned to follow his dream. He struggles to find his purpose in life and when “Pops” tells him that God has a plan he poses a question.

“You really believe that? How do I find it?”

“Maybe it finds you.”

This movie has a great redemption theme and the acting is good. I enjoyed watching it. However, I did find it slow in spots. I would give it three stars. I think the audience will enjoy watching Victor as he trusts in God and sees his purpose in bringing redemption to The Commons and his own life.


I have two copies of this DVD to give away! Tell me your favorite movie in the comments section and I will enter your name in the ballot to win. Open to Canada and US residents only. Contest ends Wednesday, March 4th (midnight).

**I received a complimentary copy of the DVD in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Susan Steeves

    My favorite movie is Pearl Harbour with Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett. World War ll is such a horrible time in history. My Grandfather and Uncles fought in this world so I always enjoy watching movies on this time period to see visually what they might have gone through. The acting is done well as the characters go through their journey. I always watch it at least once a year to be inspired and thankful for what the people before us have done for us and our country.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Yes, that’s a great movie!! Jennifer Garner is in that one too!

  2. Diane Spearing

    hi Dar.. my favorite movie is Return to Me. This couple desperately in love and she gets killed and after a while he meets an amazing lady only to find out she got his late wife’s heart.. What a beautiful love story .

  3. kristaleewood

    P.S. I Love You. Loved the movie so much I went with two of my friends to Ireland and rented a car and a house and had a blast. Never came across Gerard Butler though…so sad:(

    • Darlene L. Turner

      That’s another good one! Shame you didn’t run into Gerard. 😉

  4. Jayna Coppedge

    Fiddler on the Roof is my all time favorite. When I need a laugh it is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Yes, that’s a funny one!!! Thanks for stopping by. Your name is in the draw!

  5. Brenda

    Hi Darlene
    Depends what mood I’m in. Love the Bourne movies when I need some action. Any romantic comedy with a guy with an Irish accent always works as well:)

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re a girl after my own heart! Kindred spirits. 😉

  6. Darlene L. Turner

    Winners are Diane Spearing and Susan Steeves! Congrats ladies. Thanks everyone for commenting!!


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