is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham.
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Christ's parabola about love, the Prodigal Son, is perhaps one of the best known in the Bible and has been adapted many times. This newer version reminds us once again how much we have to learn about God's love for His children. A Long Way Off is the modern day version of the prodigal son.
Jake is the youngest of the two Abraham's sons. A bright albeit superficial young man, Jake is his father's favourite whilst his hardworking brother is his father's right hand.
As expected the story unfolds with Jake wishing to leave the farm for greener pastures and his father's acquiescing to his son's demands for his inheritance. Just there, I felt like grinding my teeth! Is this young man for real?
But there would be no story for us to unravel if it did not follows what the Bible tells us. Jake gets to have a taste of the good life until he loses it all and returns home to beg his father's love and forgiveness.
As much as I do not like Jake's character (I much prefer the steadfastness of the older brother) I must differ to the lesson it carries: God's everlasting love for us!
Running 105 minutes, the concept of the script is pleasant enough, the acting a little stale and not very realistic.
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