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The Last Sin Eater

The Last Sin Eater
Liana Liberato

Liana Liberato

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Cadi Forbes
Age: 11 years old
Thea Rose

Thea Rose

Screen Time: 20%
Role: Lilybet
Age: 9 years old
Molly Jepson

Molly Jepson

Screen Time: 8%
Role: Elen Forbes
Age: 9 years old

 

The Last Sin Eater

2007
Rating: 9 (3 votes)
Directed: Michael Landon Jr.
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810928

Summary

In 1850s Appalachia, 10-year-old CADI FORBES feels responsible for her little sister's death, so she searches out the one man she feels can take away her sin -- The Sin Eater. But in her quest for redemption, Cadi uncovers a dark secret that threatens to divide her family and community.

Movie Reviews

Let me start off by saying I am not a Christian (I DO believe in God
but I'm afraid that doesn't make me a Christian) - and to answer your
question: YES, this is a *Christian* movie, with a very clear message,
but I won't spoil the plot for you.

The story in a nutshell is the awakening of a Welsh community in early
America, coming to terms with their dark history, seen through the eyes
of a ten year old child.

There are flaws. It's based on a novel, so the director had to make
difficult choices to narrow down the plot for screen time. The editing
wasn't good and led to some incoherency and superficial plot holes. The
story sometimes wasn't going anywhere, and the 'horror' scenes best
could've been left out, they seem out of place. Special effects looked
cheap. Last and least: the accents. They should've invested a bit more
in accent training because this sounded like a far fetched (teethless)
dialect..

But there's some good performances to be admired. First of all, I tip
my hat for Liana Liberato. What a great actress at such a young age.
Secondly Soren Fulton did a great job and there was lots of chemistry
between him and Liana. And what about Louise Fletcher?! Excellent. The
actress who once played the horrid nurse Pratched (One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest).. she performed wonderfully and was brilliantly cast.

So let's see what we have here. If you take all these things into
account and you're not scared off by evangelism - not bad for a Sunday
afternoon.