Friday, November 26, 2010


i'm a coward, and that's why my heart is so stirred by heroism.
one of my favorite movies, "missing" with cate blanchett and 
tommy lee jones, is chock full of it.  

after her daughter is kidnapped by a depraved man and his gang 
of unmerry men, a desperate mother is forced to beg her 
estranged father for help.  the picture earns its "R" rating in a 
dozen ways but none of them can keep me from loving the 
timeless tale of courage,  devotion, and reconciliation.

when the indian grandfather is left for dead in the desert, he asks 
a hawk to guide him home.  does that seem silly?  

bruce olson, the motilone missionary, tells a story of being 
kidnapped and dragged into a south american jungle.   when he 
felt the most despair, God sent a bird to sing to him the entire 

in the final scene of "missing", the mother fiercely yells at the 
wicked men, "fuera!", which means "leave!" . . .or, "satan, i 
rebuke you in the name of Jesus!"  :)

you will have to watch the movie yourself to see if they do.


"even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for 
herself, where she may have her young--a place near Your altar."  
psalm 84:3


High Heeled Life said...

Lea.. I'm so watching this movie!!! Thank you for sharing the introduction to it... Faith and Belief ... blessings HHL

Terra said...

Lea, thank you for posting about this movie, I want to watch it now. I love that "fuera!".

Andrea said...

I haven't seen this, but I would like to. Thanks for sharing!

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for sharing about this--I'm afraid I wouldn't have given it a second look, otherwise.

myletterstoemily said...

oh dear,

i think everyone 'missed' my disclaimer.
this movie is totally graphically violent!
NOT for the faint of heart!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thank you for the review...I am always looking for a good movie and this sounds like just that!


Farm Girl said...

I always wondered about that movie. I don't know, I think my imagination fills in to much.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday. I hope your house is ringing with laughter. Be careful when driving though. :)

Cheri Bunch said...

Hi Lea,
I just watched this movie a couple of weeks ago. It was amazing! Furea ... that is neat to know!

Got some special news to share ...

I am going to be a grandma next summer.


Vee said...

I've not seen it, but your discussion of it makes me want to...very much.

Michelle said...

Hmmm...I'll have to get my movie back out and watch it. It's been a few years since I watched this one, but I remember commenting to my husband that it was a very good movie. Blessings! Michelle
ps...I watched one this morning that left me sobbing and overwhelmed at how God had touched so many lives. (Letters to God)

koralee said...

Oh this would be heart wrenching...not sure if I could watch it.


Gloria said...

I have never seen this movie. It sounds interesting for sure!

Cate Blanchett is a great actress!I will have to also share this with my middle daughter. Cate Blanchett is one of her favorites!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.
xoxo Gloria

Joan Elizabeth said...

Lea, I remembered your movie review on Doubt and bought it some time ago to watch so watched it tonight.

Jenn said...

Sounds like a good one!

Dawn said...

You must have read Bruchko, Bruce Olson's biography. Amazing man, amazing story. I couldn't put it down, nor read for the teary blurred eyes.

But I haven't seen your movie.

You, my friend, are a good saleman.

Sandra said...

You know, Lea, I must be the only person in the world who doesn't mind being told the ending before I watch the movie. My nerves get torn up and I'm beside myself watching tense movies. If I know things turn out all right, I can watch the movies but only then. There's just too much angst and evil in this ole world; my heart can't stand me adding to it.
As to using the name of God to stop an unwanted attack...I know, first hand, that the wicked cannot stand before the name of God or Jesus. If only for a second, the evil must turn from the name of God and, sometimes, that second is enough time to escape.
Bless His name forever!

Anonymous said...

John and I never go to movies together but I'll have to see if my adult niece has seen this one. Hope you are enjoying the weekend Lea.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I haven't seen I will have to take the time to see it. Thanks for the suggestion.

Oh, I have two post coming on funny, not coping, they were done weeks ago, but this is a good time of year to curl up and watch good meaning movies...and some that just make you laugh!

Have an awesome week,
Love you,

Ruth said...

i'm so going to watch this movie.. thanks for this post sweet Lea!

Have a beautiful week!!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well my movie reviews will be coming this week...old movies...we might need to meet at the border of our states and watch a movie one day...LOL!!!!
Love you lady!!

Crown of Beauty said...

I am not a movie person, but because of this post, now I am excited to watch this movie... Thanks for the blog post about it.


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Thanks! I will check it out. Right now I need to make sure I get all my favorite Christmas movies in.