Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saving Sarah Cain


Saving Sarah Cain:
A tear-jerking movie from Michael Landon, Jr., son of Michael Landon (Charles Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie). Story based on book The Redemption of Sarah Cain, by Christian author, Beverly Lewis.


Lisa Pepper ... Sarah Cain
Abigail Mason ... Lyddie
Soren Fulton ... Caleb
Danielle Chuchran ... Anna Mae
Elliott Gould ... Bill
Tess Harper ... Miriam
Tanner Maguire ... Josiah
Bailee Madison ... Hannah
Tom Tate ... Bryan
Jennifer O'Dell ... Madison Miller
Phil Abrams ... Eberly
David Clennon ... Homeless Man
Tod Huntington ... Officer 1
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Courtney


From Redemption Films -

When Sarah Cain, a self-involved big-city newspaper columnist, travels to Pennsylvania for the funeral of her Amish sister, she soon discovers that she is the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews. Rather than choose to move to Lancaster County to finish raising them there herself, or let them be separated by the foster care system, Sarah decides to take them with her back to Portland where she believes she can make a new life for them. However, she soon realizes that the modern world has forced them to compromise who they are, and that she has moved them there for all the wrong reasons - a motive which is soon exposed - because secrets can really never be kept secret. In order to find her own redemption, she knows she must make a choice to give them back their lives in Amish Country. And whether she remains part of their lives will have a lot to do with how much she has grown to love them.

Movie Review:

The best thing about this film is the main actress, Lisa Pepper, she's expressive and interesting. Her acting throughout was wonderful. The children were also quite good little actors and actresses.

I liked the Sarah Cain character... she was real and vulnerable. She loves her family, her boyfriend, and her job, but has difficulty juggling all three and figuring out what to do with her life, especially now, since her sister passed away and left her with her nephews and nieces to care for..

It's quite interesting to see how the children dressed in their Amish clothing, compare to the other kids in their Jeans and Sweaters at school. I did find that the oldest daughter, Lyddie, 16 years old, cried in almost scene she was in. That was a bit annoying. In spite of that, it's a heartwarming story of family, love, and forgiveness.

SPOILER - Overall, the movie was intriguing and interesting, but I was not fond of the ending, because Sarah returned with the children to their Amish Community.

See or Skip:

See, and discuss with your family, but may not be suitable for young children, due to the death of a parent and the sadness that ensues throughout the movie due to it.


  1. I really like this movie. I watched twice and love the casting. It's a great movie for family!

  2. I really love this movie. I have watched it plenty of times and never get tired of seeing it. I would really love it if I could find The Redemption of Sarah Cain.


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