the movie starts off well enough with agreeable characters, passable dialogue, and the genial tone of an episode of 7th Heaven, but eventually devolves into over-the-top drama and a suffocating heavy-handedness
proves a particularly clunky, tunnel-visioned vehicle whose overbearing, overlong script nearly smothers the movie's quibble-free message: Fathers must be responsible. And what of the importance of mothers here? It often feels like a case of "Oh, them"
it's a blunt approach that filmmaker and lead Alex Kendrick (Kirk Cameron's "Fireproof") need not resort to as much as he does, given the ability he can flash for sentimental drama, not to mention wry humor