Vodcast: Miracles from Heaven and the Sticky Business of Message Movies

Some movies seem more interested in pushing a point than telling a story. You know the ones I’m talking about! Some of you hate them (with plenty of online comments proving it), but other people do enjoy “message” movies, and sometimes passionately so.

So what is it about these films that get us riled up and push us onto “Team Message” or “Team Story”?

Today we’re tackling that subject and using a new movie, “Miracles from Heaven,” as our springboard into discussion. Bob Hoose, Paul Asay and I decided to sit down and verbally juggle the proverbial controversy balls around in a spirited conversation regarding this new film (which stars Jennifer Garner) and where it sits in the midst of one of the most heated debates of our Cinematic Age.

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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