Monday, April 15, 2013


A young man arrives at a little town near Schenectady, NY to perform as motorcycle stunt rider at the local carnival. He runs into a estranged woman he previously spent time with, over a year ago, and finds himself unexpectedly a father. The man wants to do whatever he can to provide for his new family even if it means breaking the law and putting others at risk. As the father's son grows up he finds himself dealing with peer pressure, unanswered questions about his parents, and a confusion about where his life is going.

This prior weekend I did something that I don't commonly do, see the same movie two days in a row at the theater. The movie was called THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES. The core of the film took a hard look at the reality that some people face from the decisions they make. I left realizing every decision I make has an affect on not only myself, but more people then I may even realize. Decisions have a moment of impact when they are made; and like a rock thrown in the water, the ripples go on but the rock remains in the same spot.  You may be staying in the same routine of your life but once you make a ripple it can carry on for others.  If you influence even one person in a positive or negative way it may change them forever.
John 7:24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement.

Written and Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Attention: this film is rated R

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