Many years ago I worked in a music store selling CDs. One day a man came in and asked me if I had any love songs. I looked at him, pointed to the entire store and said “yes!” Most songs are written about love because that’s what moves us, what touches our souls. One of the greatest love songs ever written is in the Old Testament…The Song of Songs. The Song of Songs has been attributed to the writings of King Solomon, who had the gift of wisdom. The Song of Songs is essentially erotic love poetry about a man and his wife. It is meant to be a metaphor of the love of God and his people, of the love of Christ and his Church.
When I heard that there would be a film based on the story of King Solomon and the Song of Songs, I had two thoughts…1) what a great idea! and 2) wow…that is very ambitious! So I was excited to see how it would turn out. I wasn’t disappointed.
The Song, from City on a Hill Productions and Samuel Goldwyn Films, is a film about love, marriage, and the cross. Aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King writes “The Song” inspired by his new wife, Rose. “The Song” becomes a huge hit propelling Jed to stardom. But life on the road and in the spotlight threatens to destroy his marriage, his family, and his life.
This movie takes a look at the difficulties of married life and how if marriage is not properly looked after, it can wither and die. This movie also takes a look at how the role of confession, penance, and redemption can save not just a marriage but also a man’s soul.
Music lovers will enjoy this film as the soundtrack is fantastic! In fact, I would say the music is a character all its own, pulling the film together and moving it along.
Couples will love this film as it will give them hope and encouragement for their own relationships.
Singles will enjoy this film as it will give them the hope of finding that same joy of their own someday.
I would not recommend this film for young children as there are some serious adult themes dealt with, such as sex, drug use, drinking, and adultery. However, I would recommend this film for teens, especially when watching with their parents (don’t worry Mom and Dad, it’s done in a tasteful manner) as a conversation starter on these very important topics.
The Song opens this Friday, September 26th.