Friday, September 21, 2012

Faithful Friday - "Walking Across Egypt"

Good morning! I find myself looking forward to Fridays more and more. Of course, it’s partly because the weekend is coming but it’s also because I love sharing a post for Faithful Friday.

I’ve mentioned before that we don’t really watch TV around here (since we don’t have cable or anything), other than Netflix and DVDs of our choice to watch. So, it’s always great to come across a good family film. I always appreciate when others share their family movie finds with me, so I thought I’d share with you today. After all, what we watch or what goes into our minds, is eventually going to come out in some way. I want that to be good things.  :)

We’ve actually had this movie a long time because it’s on VHS.   That means I bought it before DVDs were becoming popular.  We’ve bought movies through Feature Films for Families for years now and this was one of them. We pulled it out the other night and watched it and I remembered just how much I liked it back then and I felt the same way watching it the other night. It’s called Walking Across Egypt.

Ellen Burstyn stars in this warm family drama. Mattie (Burstyn) is an aging southern belle who realizes that she's getting too old to go on living in a house. After an odd encounter with the local dogcatcher Lamar (Mark Hamill), Mattie befriends Lamar's bad-egg nephew, Wesley (Jonathan Taylor Thomas). Soon he betrays her trust and escapes from juvenile detention.

I love Ellen Burstyn’s character in this movie and the juvenile delinquent is played by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who also does a great job. Ellen’s son is played by Judge Reinhold, another familiar face. This movie is rated PG-13 and I really was not sure why. I think it must be because it’s dealing with a juvenile delinquent.

Mattie (Ellen Burstyn) takes the preacher’s sermon to heart that she hears in church on Sunday when he reads and preaches on the Bible Scripture about “taking care of the least of these”.

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’"

~ Matthew 25:31-45 ~

Mattie (Ellen Burstyn) has a soft heart, but yet she’s spunky and she teaches the boy a few lessons. If you’re looking for a heart-warming family movie with a Christian undertone, I think you’ll like this movie.  :)


Thank you for dropping by today for Faithful Friday. Joy and I invite you to join us with a Faithful Friday post. You can link up on her blog here. I know Joy would love if you stop by for a visit today.  Her Faithful Friday post is about receiving her purity ring.

Have a wonderful weekend!  :)


♥ Tammy ♥


cucki said...

Happy friday deary..
have a lovely fun weekend.
hugs for you always xxx

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, Happy Friday to you and yours, enjoy the weekend. Blessings Francine.

NanaNor's said...

Dear Tammy~I loved your reviewing this movie because even though we didn't see it we were faithful customers of Feature Films for Family-we had so many movies. They were such good family flicks! My girls always loved their movies. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Noreen

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love that movie! :) So sweet. We need to watch it again!

Love you! Thanks for doing Faithful Fridays! 8! :)

Joy :)

Karen said...

We have that same movie--on VHS, too! It has been years and years (and years!) since we've watched it. I think I will pull it out and watch it again this weekend :) Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a heartwarming movie. Thanks for sharing about it. I wish you and your family a very nice weekend. Mildred

Karen said...

A good reminder that what we do for others, we are really doing for Jesus. Hope I will see people through His eyes!

Paula said...

Sounds like a great movie, Tammy! We don't have cable either... we do have satellite but only for local channels. We do rent movies every so often from Netflix~ I'll have to remember this one!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Redeemedmama said...

Thank you for posting about this movie Tammy. We borrowed it from the library Friday and the girls loved it. I loved the way the "grandma" was so accepting of the boy despite his ways. Made me think of all the precious boys who just need us to be less perfect and more accepting:) Even when they do their "boy" stuff. Good lessons all around. Thank you again for mentioning it. Keep the suggestions coming!