OK for kids 10+
Amateurish drama opposes the "War on Christmas."
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Last Ounce of Courage is a drama about what's been referred to as the "War on Christmas." It suggests that Christians are no longer able to celebrate Christmas in a religious way because political forces are bullying them. The movie encourages people to fight back. Content is mild: There are some brief flashbacks to war footage, a little flirting and kissing, and some background smoking (plus an unsympathetic character who smokes a cigar). Viewers already in tune with the movie's message are likely to appreciate its sentiments, but those who aren't may find it angry and heavy-handed.
- Families can talk about what different audiences might get out of Last Ounce of Courage. If you're religious, do movies like this one help reaffirm your beliefs or introduce new ones? If you're not religious, what can you learn from them?
- What are the various ways that different groups celebrate the holiday season? What are your own family's holiday traditions?
The good stuff
Messages: The movie encourages viewers to fight for their convictions, even at a cost, but it imparts this message in a way that often feels angry. Other messages, especially those regarding religion, will be interpreted differently by different groups of viewers.
Role models: The main character stands up for his beliefs, even in the face of scorn, the loss of his job, and perhaps even jail time. His ideals include freedom of religion and freedom of expression, though sometimes he comes across as very angry.
What to watch for
Violence: Brief flashbacks to wartime situations. Some mild arguing.
Sex: A woman goes on a date with a man. They're attracted to each other, and there's some mild flirting and kissing.
Language: Not an issue
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some background smoking. The character treated as the movie's bad guy smokes a cigar.
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LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE by shomesumsho
Best movie ever! It was very emotional at times and the ending was sad as well as uplifting. There was not a sound in the Theater when the movie was over. There was dead silence even as the Credits were running, as if we wanted to make sure that we did not miss anything. After the credits had finished everyone broke out into a cheer and applauded for the meaning and hope that this story portrays. And leaves us with the thought, what can I do?! What am I doing?! Very well done Darrel!
Last Ounce of Courage- A Must See by denise.satrape
Go see this movie. We need to awaken to the fact that we are asleep and the price paid by so many men and women was because of freedom. Great movie. Moved me greatly and I pray that we will be moved to action as never before. Moved me as a parent of two military children to arise and not take lightly the price that was paid over the generations for freedom. It moved me to take action. It moved me to vote in a more focused and serious way. It moved me to pray and fast for a nation that was consecrated to God. It moved me so much. Must see this movie
Movie with a great message by dlcarnes
My husband and I enjoyed the movie and appreciate the message that we, as Americans, need to protect the freedom that we take for granted. Millions of men and womenn have lost their lives since our country was founded by Christians to build a nation where we can freely worship Jesus Christ. We are one nation under God and we need to fight to keep our God from being ignored and disrespected. Why should we step aside for other gods and other religions just because they don't agree with us? Israel was taken over by other nations over and over again in the old testament because they brought idols (other gods) into their country, so God allowed them to fall. The same is going to happen to our country if we don't stand strong for what we believe in and exalt Jesus as the only true God. We are handing over our forefather's foundational beliefs, and allowing other religions to take over and make the rules. This move will make you want to stand up for what you believe in.
So relevant to the times we are now living! by money.marsha
I just returned from seeing this movie! I can't begin to express the emotion that was released inside me. At the beginning of the movie, I was immediately drawn into the power of a family that had sustained trauma and grief. During the middle of the movie, I began to wonder if this was a Christmas movie like you might see on television during the holiday season. However, before the ending of this movie, I realized that this movie was not about Christmas, but about our freedoms that are slowly disappearing without us even being aware of it! The ending was powerful and compelling! I doubt that there was a dry eye in the theater! After the credits were run, the audience stood up and cheered! Everyone in our great country should see this movie! We should remember that we still have a chance to hold on to the freedom that is ours!
A film you won't forget or should you by GeneG1
The film is about what is happing to our country and how little by little our rights are being taking away from us. The film has a good story line sometimes funny and other times sad. When the movie ended you could hear a pin drop. Everyone stayed until the end of the credits. The movie gives you a lot to think about.
Last Ounce of Courage by mready
The mainstream media panned it so I figured I would like it. I was wrong...I LOVED it!! If you care about this country and are tired of feeling pushed around because you are a Christian, then go see this movie. It's so obvious how in Amrerica all religions are respected by Christians, but the respect is not reciprocated. Please go see this movie! Then go home and put up our flag and pay respects to all those who have died to protect your right to pray to what ever you call your God, or not to pray at all!
Awesome by human.carrie
My husband and I went to see this movie on 9/11 for the special showing. We were two of 8 people watching it, but more NEED to see it. The message was great, the twists were unexpected and tears came to both of our eyes! Just brings to light what is really going on in our culture and society. 2 thumbs up all the way!
I am thinking about showing it my 7 year old son when it comes out on DVD. He is a deep thinker and very conscious of the world around him. However, I would not recommend it for smaller children due to the suggested violence.
Worth seeing! by jteshler
Good movie with a good plot. Something you can take your kids to see without having to worry about language/violence. My 8 and 10 year olds were impressed!
Last Ounce Of Courage by sblack45
This was one of the best movies I have seen! I recommend everyone go see it! The meaning of this movie is so important to our nation right now. We need to stand up for our rights NOW!
Last Ounce of Courage by Lovemovies345
Great movie and one everyone including children should see. We see our freedoms slowly being taken away from us and this is a wake up call. People clapped at the end.