The Shack (12) DVD… wow what a powerful adaptation of a book I know very well. I was pleased to see that Lionsgate did not take the very powerful faith element out of the film. As the credits rolled at the end, I noticed that Wayne Jacobsen had had a large part in making the film, so no wonder it was brilliant, as I think he is a great author.
The film definitely needs to be watched with tissues, as your emotions will take a roller coaster ride.
The acting was awesome. The viewer really felt both the sadness and the joy in the film. Octavia Spencer was perfect in the starring role… a benevolent Papa who longed to love His children. Her charisma leapt off the screen. Aviv Alush as Jesus played the part with compassion and empathy. Sam Worthington as Mack was incredible, the viewer really ‘felt’ his great sadness. He wore his heart on his sleeve.