Indivisible is the gripping story of four military personnel whose lives reflect how love, family, and duty combine in the lives of those who serve this country.
The film’s main character, Darren Turner, is an army chaplain, who, at the beginning of the film, learns that he is soon to be deployed to the war in Iraq. Even though he regrets having to be away from his wife and young daughter, the assignment captures his heart, as he looks forward to the opportunities for ministry to soldiers on the field. As one would anticipate, the war takes its toll on any battlefield duty, and Darren’s experiences in Iraq change him in subtle but profound ways.
Along with Darren’s story, Indivisible follows the stories of three other soldiers who are close to Darren during their deployment. It portrays Darren ministering and baptizing soldiers, some of whom had lost friends to the fighting. Darren is persistent, committed to continually preach the gospel to his fellow men and women, even in the face of rejection by some, ambivalence or anger from others.
The film also focuses on Darren’s relationship with his wife, Heather, and how their marriage is affected throughout his deployment and reentry into civilian life. Darren comes back from war different than when he left, and both he and Heather soon learn they will have to fight like never before to restore their marriage to its earlier strong foundation. Through Darren’s experiences, the film reveals what it can be like for military personnel who experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Parents should be cautioned that the film is rated PG-13 and it contains war footage, including explosions and gunfights. It also shows the body of a young girl who had been killed during the fighting. Given those cautions and the heavy issues covered, young children may not find the movie to their taste.
However, that being said, Indivisible is an incredibly positive and encouraging movie with an engaging plot, solid acting, and great production values. The film depicts husbands, fathers, wives, and mothers persevering in their determination to sustain godly relationships, even in the face of a war. Furthermore, it illustrates how through prayer and faith, anything is possible if God is behind it.
Indivisible opened in theaters Friday, October 26. Locate a theater at indivisiblemovie.com.
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