by David A.R. White
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, five strangers find themselves marooned in a deserted roadside diner. An arrogant businessman (Steve "Sting" Borden), a lonely single woman (Jaci Velasquez), a couple on the verge of divorce and a youthful runaway all come face to face with a diner owner who serves them more than temporal nourishment. This genial host is a certain Nazarene (Bruce Marchiano) who knows all of their secrets and possesses the answers to all of their problems if only they would trust him. It is a miraculous Encounter that will leave them all changed.
"The Encounter" is an inspirational and intriguing faith-filled family drama about five people who are brought faced to face with Jesus and encouraged to examine the true condition of their lives.
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ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I highly recommend this movie. It portrays Jesus as being in the here and now with Los Angeles, Winnemucca, automobiles, cell phones, a gun, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ football, and modern day problems. He is not the Jesus only of 2,000 years ago and 7,500 miles away.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Mark Clary, Knoxville, Tenn.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This is an awesome movie. I recommend it to several of my clients, coworkers, family members, and employees. I am ordering it to have as a part of our library.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Felton Therapy Center, Va.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Our family loved this movie. The premise is that one night a group of people have a real life encounter with Jesus. He speaks to the lives and hearts of all of the characters, and in turn answers many questions that both believers and non-believers struggle with. We were glued to the screen, waiting to see how the events would play out. I have 6 children, ages 11 to 17. They all loved it. A must see!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Lillian Johansen, Richmond, Va.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Even my son was glued to the movie, which is surprising since it is not full of action, but instead relies heavily on the conversation for the story. Beautifully portrays God's intense love for each of us.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Kristi Trimble, Central Texas
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I've reviewed various films in the past and many of those were decent, but The Encounter blows most of them out of the water and is arguably the best Christian film I've ever seen.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Ben Umnus, Wisconsin
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Entertaining, realistic and to the point, this movie pulls no punches, and does not water down the Gospel. If you've ever wanted to know just what all this Jesus stuff is about, or even if you already know, check this out, you will not be disappointed.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å G. Harlin, California
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I highly recommend it and have ordered two additional copies which I am sharing with family and friends.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å George Roberts, Campbellsville, Ky.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«I really liked the very deep and tough spiritual questions which were brought up. Realistic answers, and realistic questions put to God.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å John Thornton, Midwest
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Great for those who are already Christians, just for the inspiration that this film provides, and great for those who are on the outside looking in, but curious. You never know... it may answer the very questions that have been keeping you on the fence.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Sally Homemaker, N.C.
- Actors: Steve Sting Borden, Bruce Marchiano, Jaci Velasquez
- Director: David A.R. White
- Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Studio: Pure Flix Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: May 3, 2011
- Run Time: 85 minutes
- ASIN: B004RUEXVQ
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