Ordinary Angels Shows the Impact One Person Can Have

Ordinary Angels Review
Alan Ritchson as Ed and Emily Mitchell as Michelle in Ordinary Angels. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

Often the inspirational stories that come to the big screen are of moments or things that seem unobtainable for the every day person. But in the new Lionsgate release Ordinary Angels, the movie focuses on the impact just one person can have on other people’s lives. Now, the actions taken in the movie are above and beyond what most people would do, and in that way, anything but ordinary. But since the movie is based on a true story, it shows just what people can do for each other if they feel the need to.

Ordinary Angels follows the story of Sharon, a hair dresser in small town Kentucky who after reading a news article about a young girl battling for her life decides to do what she can to step in and help the family out. Despite Ed, the father and recent widower’s, fighting against the help, Sharon not only helps the family in extraordinary ways but makes herself a known presence in their day to day lives.

Ordinary Angels. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

With powerful moments and Sharon not taking “no” for an answer, the movie goes from moment to moment as she helps fix everything from the medical expenses to finding a way to get Michelle to the hospital when a transplant becomes available. It shows the tenacity and strength that people can have even in the worst situations, but also what can be achieved when people band together to make things happen.

Alan Ritchson as Ed in Ordinary Angels. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

Ordinary Angels is nothing short of heart warming. The movie no doubt will bring a tear to your eyes as you watch the story play out, and it may even inspire you to take the steps to help someone else who is in need. While the movie does have a heavy religious presence, and no doubt will be used as part of church lessons, it isn’t so overwhelming that it will turn other viewers away. At it’s core, the movie has a message of kindness, and inspires you to do more with what you can. It shows how people can change, and what change they can make in others lives through their actions. While this can, of course, be used to in group lessons and throughout services, it doesn’t have to be a religious lesson at all. What the world needs in general is more kindness, more community and people willing to make the changes needed in themselves and for others.

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Overall Rating:

Four Star Review

About Ordinary Angels

Ordinary Angels

Based on a remarkable true story, ORDINARY ANGELS centers on Sharon (Hilary Swank), a fierce but struggling hairdresser in small-town Kentucky who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets Ed (Alan Ritchson), a widower working hard to make ends meet for his two daughters. With his youngest daughter waiting for a liver transplant, Sharon sets her mind to helping the family and will move mountains to do it. What unfolds is the inspiring tale of faith, everyday miracles, and ordinary angels.

Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, Nancy Travis, Tamala Jones, Drew Powell, Amy Acker, Skywalker Hughes, Emily Mitchell


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