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New Life is a touching movie that begins with a seven-year-old Benjamin as he moves to the U.S. and meets Ava, the girl next door. Their childhood friendship develops into an adolescent romance and things get rocky in the college years as they attempt a semi-distant relationship. While they’re only a couple of hours apart, they barely get to see each other with Benjamin juggling two jobs.
Ava begins her teaching career and gets a sweet marriage proposal from Ben and accepts it. It doesn’t take long for Ben to get lost in his work again and this puts a strain on their marriage. Things also get more difficult for this couple, but I don’t want to spoil it. All that I will say is that this is an inspiring movie about love, family, faith, and perseverance. Even though life gives us challenges, God provides family and friends to help us cope through our struggles.
Although this movie isn’t overtly Christian, there are some references to prayer. Also, while pregnancy is a topic, this film leaves the conception part to your imagination. There isn’t any language, but before showing this to younger children, be warned that there are scenes involving sickness and death.
Story wise this film is good and the acting is well done. I was nearly brought to tears in some scenes. If you’re looking for a cheerful movie, then you may want to look elsewhere. However, if you want to see love story that brings hope in the midst of despair, thenn I recommend watching this film. You can own the DVD for less than $13. Unfortunately, I don’t see a Blu-ray version available. Even in the inferior DVD format, it’s worth picking up!