The narrative follows an aspiring singer-songwriter, Jed King, as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose. Romance quickly blossoms and soon after their wedding, Jed writes "The Song" for his wife. The song becomes a breakout hit, thrusting Jed into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale. Suddenly, Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.
The beauty of the faithful love of husband and wife is showcased in
a moving portrayal of a man and woman who fall in love and conquer
the world’s challenges. This movie, based on Holy Scripture's "Song
of Songs," leads the viewer to yearn for a faithful love of such deep
and lasting beauty and helps us appreciate the sacrifices such a love
in this life requires and deserves. Our world needs such a compelling
witness, which is too often missed in the glitter of today’s fast-paced
culture of impulsive and shallow relationships.
The release of "The Song" coincides with the first Synod of Bishops to be held October 5-19, 2014, in Rome. There, Catholic bishops from around the world will meet with Pope Francis to address the pastoral challenges confronting the family today in the context of the New Evangelization.
In light of the Synod of Bishops, "The Song" provides an excellent opportunity for people to consider the Church's teaching about the indissoluability of the Sacrament of Marriage. The movie is especially appropriate for teenagers and young people as it will arouse in them the natural desire for a loving and permanent union teaching them, at the same time, that marriage is not all glitter and excitement but requires guts and commitment.
And, if f that's not enough, there's also lots of good music.
For all of these reasons, The Motley Monk rates "The Song" as a "must see."
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