Lifemark Movie. Reviewed by Homeschooling Highway

Many thanks to WTA Media for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Before going into too much depth about this movie, I just want to say, that this movie will be one that will not be easily forgotten.

There are so many good lessons to be learned from this movie.

First, LIFEMARK is based on a true story which in my opinion adds another star to the review. It’s a tear-jerker, but it is soooo good.

Without giving too much of the story away, adopted, eighteen-year-old David gets to meet his biological parents.

His adoptive parents are very encouraging and never try to sway David’s decision to meet his parents, even though the adoptive mom is fearful she’ll be replaced.

David shows such good character traits. He is able to say thank you to his adoptive parents and grandparents and also to reassure them that they will never be replaced.

David is also very kind to both of his biological parents. He could have easily shown them hatred at putting him in the position to be adopted, but instead he thanks both of them for the life that they allowed him to have, even if it wasn’t with them.

I can’t think of another movie where the adopted child thanks the birth mother, but I’m so glad that David and the adoptive parents were both thankful to the birth parents for the gift of David’s life.

Another aspect of thankfulness that I was really glad to see, and never really thought about, was when the biological parents thanked the adoptive parents for taking care of David and molding him into the man that he had become. That was really special, and I think Kirk Cameron (the actor that played David’s adoptive dad) did an excellent job of showing how much that meant to him.

The birth parents and the adoptive parents both have frequent flashbacks during the movie that, at first, I didn’t catch. You have to be prepared for them, but it adds to the movie by putting you in both sets of parents’ feelings, emotions, and problems during that time in their lives.

Of course, the most riveting moments in the story was when the birth mother shows David and tells him about the abortion clinic where she almost aborted him. I’m glad the movie producers emphasized the heartless and cold atmosphere of the clinic, the tools, and the doctor.

The realization that David came close to not living at all was felt and expressed by everyone around him. Even David’s best friend learns that an abortion takes someone else’s best friend away and it dawns on him how his life would be without his best friend.

David uses his story to encourage others to choose life.

At the end of the movie, David gives his birth mother a memento to remember the date when she chose life for him. At the top was the word LIFEMARK and then the date.

The birth mother was also given another gift, but I won’t tell you what it is. Just that, it was very special and a great idea.

The movie is not all serious. David’s best friend, Nate, is hilarious as he follows David around with his video camera, and eighteen-year-old David shows teenager boy antics as well.

My Recommendations About LIFEMARK

So, do I recommend this movie? You betcha. Keep the tissues close, be ready to laugh, and most of all encourage pregnant moms to choose life.

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  1. Tony Cruz says:

    One and a half questions:
    1) Was Nate’s sister and her unplanned preganacy a true part of the original story?
    2) If so, did she end up opting for life for her preborn child?

    1. Ellen@HomeschoolingHighway says:

      Hi Tony, Thanks for asking, but I’m not sure of the answers to your questions. I only know what you know by watching the movie.

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