Movie Review: The Last Straw

the last straw

 

Title: The Last Straw

 

Movie Summary:

It s Christmas break time at the McDonald house, but silent nights and days are nowhere to be found. With the children’s constant bickering, pretty packages and a sweet-smelling tree don’t come close to filling the McDonald home with the true spirit of the first Christmas. Then Mom remembers an old tradition of building a soft bed for Baby Jesus one straw at a time. Each time someone secretly does something nice for another family member, he or she gets to add a single straw to the manger. Soon the children’s quarreling and negative feelings subside and the homemade crib is overflowing. But for one family member, a required act of kindness becomes more than he can take. Inspired by a true story and filled with both heart and humor, The Last Straw may forever change the way your family celebrates Christmas.

 

Cheryls review

 

I really enjoyed this sweet family film about helping one family find the spirit of giving during the Christmas season.  There is a little something for all ages here.  The older elementary school age children bicker the most.  A teenage cousin comes to stay for Christmas and has her own demons to battle from high school life.  The older neighbor and his college age son join in many family activities including family football.  Together they help each other find the true meaning of Christmas.  I was in tears at the end as family members did things they didn’t think they could do.  I loved sharing this story with my family.

 

4.5 Stars

 

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean
Source: I received a screener DVD to review

This DVD can be purchased at Amazon.