NASHVILLE, Tenn. – From writer/director Pat Necerato comes Voiceless, a film that tackles the controversial pro-life vs. pro-choice debate with conviction and compassion, and presents that the true choice is one the church must make. In the film, a young, reserved war veteran-turned-community outreach leader puts his life on the line to stand against an abortion clinic that has taken up shop across the street from his Philadelphia church.
Battling his own inner-demons, Jesse (Rusty Joiner: Last Ounce Of Courage, Dodgeball, “Days of Our Lives”) encounters a young, pregnant teen overcome with grief that, after an impulsive abortion, has her family blaming
Jesse for more than just her final decision. Jesse’s wife Julia (Jocelyn Cruz: Strike One,This Is Our Time) must come to terms with her own choices and decide if she can support her husband as opposition mounts against him. Comedian Paul Rodriguez also stars as Virgil with James Russo as Pastor Gil.
The winner of multiple awards, Voiceless has been honored as Northeast Film Festival’s Best Feature and People’s Choice for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Film from the California Independent Film Festival.
This movie releases in theaters October 7. You won't want to miss it!
Voiceless - a powerful movie about a very touchy subject - abortion/pro-life stance. In the movie a discharged war veteran takes on a small inner city project. He works at building a church by using a boxing ring and other ministries to reach people in the community and draw them in. Across the street from the church is a family planning office. The flip side is that they also perform abortions. He wrestles with this and how God would want him to handle it as he daily sees women going in and out of that building.
This movie is likely to stir up some controversy. Personally, I feel like the issue is well addressed. As Christians we should not sit back idle, but what we do should be based on what God calls each of us to do individually. Most importantly, we should be supportive of each other and encourage each other, not try to talk someone out of what God has called them to do. The movie does contain some violence, fitting to the location and happenings of the story line. Several are mocked for their witness or the stand they take. The lead character has some aggressive tendencies but usually expressed in defensive mode not outright uncontrollable rage. There is a bit of tension between him and his wife, that I feel like the movie addressed in a positive manner.
All in all, I would say this movie should encourage Christians not only to take a strong stand for what they believe in, but do it in a way that would honor God. It also inspires us to be the person who makes a change, who not only talks the talk but walks the walk, the person who steps up to the plate to give assistance to those who need a way out, not just offer it with our voices. It is easy to say we are pro-life and criticize, but what are we doing to bring a reform? How many people are we willing to help? This movie is a powerful motivator and although I am sure will be viewed with much dispute, it is worth watching!
I was blessed with an opportunity to watch this movie a bit before its release in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to review it positively.