When a woman is struck with a rare and unexplainable disease that is sure to temporarily paralyze her, she is left with no choice but to go live under the care of her elderly grandmother who barely gets out and can hardly walk around. As the two of them hobble around and try to talk about family secrets, the grandmother finds her advice from her dead husband, whom she frequently talks to in the garden shed. That is, until some random guy starts hanging around all the time fixing stuff and the grandmother decides to grab the first guy she found to marry her granddaughter off to. What could go wrong?
Production Quality (.5 point)
Despite clear video quality, Before All Others is another poor Faith House production. Camera work is very shaky and amateurish, even though easily 75% of the film takes place in one cabin set. It should be easy to film in this environment, but not for Faith House. For that matter, the audio quality shouldn’t be this bad, but it is. The soundtrack also blares constantly and sometimes covers up dialogue. Finally, as is commonplace in Faith House films, there is really no editing as long sequences of random footage are included. Seriously, this is a 2016 film and they still can’t get production right. Does anyone else see anything wrong with this?
Plot and Storyline Quality (0 points)
Once again, there is literally no purpose to this story as two pathetic characters limp and hobble around a primitive cabin and talk to dead people. Despite having so few characters, they are so empty and lifeless due to utterly inept dialogue. There is very little actual content as viewers are forced to watch awkward activities of daily living over and over again. The mysterious illness’ progression is extremely convenient, depending on whether the plot needs the character to be well or unwell at the moment. There is also a very awkwardly forced and juvenile romantic subplot that only serves to waste time. All drama is completely manufactured and the shoehorned Christian message is completely mindless. Basically, Before All Others is just more of the same.
Acting Quality (0 points)
Despite having different cast members than usual, this cast is still very small and very wooden. One cast member is laughably eccentric while another is embarrassingly lifeless. There is zero coaching present and no believable emotions. As a side note, makeup is also terrible. But this is apparently business as usual for Faith House.
As previously mentioned, this film was made in 2016, yet fundamental movie making elements are still not grasped by this team. A film of this low caliber has no place in Christian entertainment anymore as the bar is being set higher, especially when it comes to production quality. But yet, here it is, available for all to see. After this long stretch of reviewing their films, we have to wonder what is really going on at Faith House. Is it just one big scam or do they really have no idea what they’re doing? We honestly have no clue and wonder if they do either.
Final Rating: .5 out of 10 points