Liken the Scriptures' new movie Jonah and the Great Fish. It stars Jeremy Hoop (formerly known as Jeremy Elliot, best known for his roles in The Testaments and Charly) as the dad of Chloe, a teenage girl who is worried about attending school in a new city for the first time. We meet Jonah, played by David Osmond, who is an enthusiastic prophet until he receives the call to go to Ninevah, a town peopled by fantastically choreographed gang members. Also on hand are Humphrey, who really is a great fish when you get to know him, and Chum, his chipper friend, whose personality bears a resemblance to Dorrie of Finding Nemo fame.
We enjoyed going with Jonah as he tries to run away, only to get pulled back to his real purpose by God's grace and intervention. We liked Chum's inarticulate attempts to make Humphrey feel better about himself. We rocked out with the gang members and wished we were even remotely talented when it comes to dancing. Here are the comments my family made afterwards:
My husband: "I've got to get the soundtrack."
Me: "Um, we have it."
My husband: "Awesome! I'm going to download it to my MP3."
My six-year-old: "It was great. My favorite part was where it first showed the girls in the crab costumes. Daniel and the Lions used to be my favorite, but now this one is."
My ten-year-old: "I had three favorite parts. The part where Chum was singing to Humphrey about how the sea would be a whole lot shallower without him, the part where the pirates were singing about the blue sea, and the song 'Whose Side Are You On.'"
My twelve-year-old: "It was really entertaining. I loved Chum and Humphrey, and the outtakes were pretty funny. Their acting was hysterical, and I hope to see more from Liken soon."
My fifteen-year-old: "I liked how they used an older girl to be the main character this time - I could relate to her nervousness about starting a new school. Discovering that another girl had gotten shoved in a locker must have been scary. I also liked how the movie was so funny."
Yes, those were meant to be cryptic teasers - we want you to see the show for yourself so you'll know what we're talking about!
Okay, now for the really fun part - Dennis Agle, who heads up Liken the Scriptures, has offered to give away one DVD of Jonah and the Great Fish to one of my lucky blog readers. How awesome is that? All you have to do is:
1. Head on over to the Liken site and find out the name of the actor who played Humphrey the Great Fish.
2. E-mail the name to me, putting "Blog Contest" in the subject line.
That's all you need to do! You will be entered in a drawing to win the DVD, which will be mailed directly to you from the Liken studios. All entries must be received by this Friday night (November 18th) at midnight Mountain Time, and the winner will be notified by e-mail on Saturday.
If you don't win and would still like a copy, you can order one here. We love the Liken products!