Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Last night after everyone went to bed, and the house was quiet, I sat down and watched "An Unlikely Angel," which is streaming now on Pure Flix (sign up for a FREE trial now, or keep reading to learn how you can win a FREE 3-month membership to enjoy this and so many other great family-friendly, faith-based movies and shows). I have been looking forward to watching this movie ever since I saw the trailer for it last month. But, if you have kids, then you know how busy this time of year is getting everyone ready for back to school and back on a sleep schedule after summer break. Even though I homeschool my girls, it is always hard to get them back into school mode come the end of August.  I am so glad I was finally able to watch this movie, which is about an hour and 23 minutes, as it was a great reminder about needing to slow down and enjoy living in the moment, as well as not trying to check off everything on your to do list (as we all know it is nearly impossible to do, without stressing yourself and your family out).  

In "An Unlikely Angel," we meet Janie, a workaholic who is also almost ready to give birth to her first child.  She grew up a tom-boy and is scared she will not be a good mother to her unborn daughter. This causes her to panic on the roof of the office building she works at in NYC.  Her co-worker suggests she ask God for help and guidance, and that is what she ends up doing -- thinking nothing will come of it.  But, when you speak, God listens, and he sent Gabe, an angel to watch over and help guide Janie during this life changing moment in her life.

"Janie is a workaholic who is falling apart at the thought of becoming a first-time mom. She whispers a small prayer for help and it's answered in a very un-likely way when an angel intervenes and fast forwards her life. 

Will her second chance change how she approaches life? Janie is lucky enough to be given a second chance, but will she change before it's too late?"


After giving birth, instead of going home to be with her new baby and husband, Janie passes her daughter, Samantha, off to her husband and hails a cab to bring her back to the office to handle a pitch idea she gave right before her water broke.  As I watched this scene unfold I wondered if there were any mothers out there who skipped maternity leave and went straight back to the office like Janie wanted to do?  She truly was a workaholic and lived and breathed her job.  Her angel had other plans though when he picked her up in his car to bring her to the office. He gets into a car accident and this lands Janie into a coma for 6 years. 

In true movie fashion, Janie wakes up 6 years later out of the blue, and tries to readjust to life which didn't stop while she was in a coma.  Her daughter, Samantha, is now 6 years old, and they are now living in Southport with Janie's dad.  There is pretty neighbor who is divorced and with a child close in age with Samantha (they are best friends), and this causes Janie to become extremely jealous and wondering if her marriage can be saved.

"“An Unlikely Angel” is a movie about second chances and prioritizing what’s truly important in life."

So much unfolds over the course of the movie. You can't help but feel for Janie and all that she has been through, and all that she has missed out on. I found myself hoping her marriage works out one minute, and then halfway through the movie, when she tries to pursue her old rigorous career in NYC, I find myself wondering why her husband doesn't leave her, as she is only looking out for herself and not her family. But, that all changed at the end, and there were happy tears.  You really have to see how this movie ends, as it will warm your heart and have you happy you watched this movie.

Like I mentioned previously, I found myself thinking about my life and how I need to always make a point to live for today.  As a 14 year cancer survivor, I am finally able to see that I was given a second chance at life, and am using each day as a reminder that God is good and that our life and time with family should be treasured. I liked what Janie said in the movie, "Sometimes you have to go back to move forward." Hearing this, I found myself taking a moment to see how far I have some in my life, and how I chose to retire from the health field so that I could raise and see my girls grow. And, now I get to spend every day with them and teach and watch them learn and grow.  Yes, I have found myself doubting my choices, but with movies like this and seeing so many people lose loved ones with Covid these past few years, it only solidifies my choice and shows me that this is the path that God has set forth for me, and I am loving every moment of it.  Life is a gift and second chances don't often come -- but, if they do, you want to take full advantage of it and life life to its fullest, living in the moment, and not worrying about to-do lists, and working crazy hours just to stay relevant.  Life is too short and precious to stress or overwork yourself.

If you are finding yourself struggling to juggle work and family life, check out this great article which provides some great tips to help simplify your life - https://insider.pureflix.com/lifestyle/back-to-the-basics-list


I am so excited to be able to offer another Inspired by Savannah reader a chance to win a 3-Month FREE Pure Flix streaming subscription, so that they can watch this and all the other Pure Flix exclusives I have been sharing reviews about recently. And, the holidays are fast approaching, which means even more great faith-based content for you to enjoy with your whole family or as part your "me time."

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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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