Thursday, March 2, 2017

New Life DVD

New Life, debuting on DVD and Digital March 7, explores the ups and downs of life and love, showing that in good times and bad, life can be approached with hope and the opportunity for something new. In the vein of The Notebook and Love Story, Jonathan Patrick Moore (“Blind Spot”) and Erin Bethea (Fireproof) star as Benjamin and Ava, in the Dove approved (for ages 12+) romantic drama. The film follows them from the innocence of childhood friendship through adolescent attraction and to a mature adult relationship as their love strengthens and grows. When life takes a turn neither of them expected, their entire future is called into question. New Life also stars James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum franchise), Irma P Hall (Collateral), Barry Corbin (“Modern Family”) and Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”).
The New Life DVD is loaded with bonus material, including deleted scenes, audio commentary with Director Drew Waters and Erin Bethea, a 5-part look “Behind the Scenes” and two featurettes, “Ava’s Journey” and “About New Life.”
Seven-year-old Benjamin Morton’s life changed forever the day he met the little girl next door. Ava was and always would be the girl of his dreams. What began as a childhood friendship grows into a meaningful relationship as the two plan out their lives together. When life takes a turn neither of themexpect, their entire future is called into question. Now they must decide what it really means to make the most of life.

My Thoughts

Ava and Ben have known each other all their lives. They were best friends when they were kids, and eventually that friendship grows into something more. They find the kind of love that most of us only dream of, and make plans to spend the rest of their lives together. However, things don't go exactly as planned for this couple. They face a horrible tragedy that threatens to destroy them. Though things fall apart for awhile, they ultimately rise above everything because of the strength of their love.

This is a beautiful story about the perseverance of love even in the midst of loss. The characters are easy to relate to and realistic. This is the type of movie that you can watch over and over again, but be sure to keep the tissue box handy. If you want to grab a copy of this DVD for yourself, you can find it online at Amazon.