Plot Summary

Kelsey Mihalec was abused by her birth parents, so she is taken away from them and given to a Christian foster family.  However, the abuse has left her a paraplegic, yet she does not allow it to get her down.  Even though the odds are against her and she has been mistreated, she uses her problems to inspire others around her and to instill hope in those who believe they have none.

 

Production Quality (1 point)

More Than Chance is one those PureFlix-distributed films that means well but has funding issues.  Camera work is shaky at first and video quality is inconsistent.  Audio quality has the same problem and the soundtrack is generic.  Sets, locations, and props are somewhat limited, yet all of these issues improve as the film goes on.  It seems like more funding was injected in this production halfway through, which seems to be the case for a lot of films like this.  However, the editing is consistently choppy throughout the film, which, combined with the other issues, only allows this production to have one point.

Plot and Storyline Quality (.5 point)

As previously mentioned, the creative team behind this film likely meant well with this story, and it has some interesting ideas that unfortunately easily get lost in the shuffle.  This fact is only hurt by large and unnecessary time jumps and leaps in logic that lead to too much missing information and references to off-screen content.  With the head-scratching and useless sequences, it’s hard to follow where the story is going and where it has been.  There are too many unrelated characters and subplots that need more development and exploration; as they are, they’re just a bunch of random ideas thrown together.  Thus, this storyline is a typical disappointment.

Acting Quality (1.5 points)

Though this cast seems to have good intentions, they are mostly overly practiced in their line delivery, which makes them wooden in their emotional delivery.  However, this at least shows that they were trying to be coached, and even so, the cast overall improves as it goes.  Overall, the acting ends up better than the other two sections.

Conclusion

Films like this should probably be short films to condense and hone the limited funding better and to serve as a stepping stone to better ideas.  A shorter time frame would have hopefully caused the story to calm down and find itself better.  In the end, it’s a shame that movie companies like this make movies like this one and then are never heard from again.  It makes one wonder what might have happened if they had not gone through with this project and had instead saved their time and resources for a better one.

 

Final Rating: 3 out of 10 points

 

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