Monday, May 25, 2009

Take the Lead

Last night we watched a little bit of a racy movie with some crude language. If you could get by those two items, it was a movie which reminds me of why we are in ministry. Take the Lead stars Antonio Banderas as a dance instructor who brings his style of ballroom dancing to a tough neighborhood which prefers rap and hip-hop music.

The real story comes in the transformation which occurs in the lives of the troubled youth. They gradually and grudgingly accept Banderas and begin to believe in him and what he is asking them to do. There is no nudity, so if you can accept the language as the language of the street, but focus on the story, it's a movie which should remind us of the need to love one another, even those who are tough to love.

Thanks Jan for taking the risk and showing this movie.

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