Wayward: The Prodigal Sonon November 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, Christian
Source: Cedar Fort
Prone to wander, Tyler McMillan had it all but never appreciated how good he had it. Always living in the shadow of his over-achieving brother, Tyler asks for his inheritance and gets his wish. He almost loses everything, including his own life, while his father keeps tabs on him from a distance, hiding a secret of his own. Although he finds help to get back on his feet, Tyler doubts he can ever return home or find forgiveness and his time is running out. Can a child stray so far a father's love can't save him?
Grab a box of kleenex for this one! I was ugly crying at the end, which is why I’m really glad I was watching it at home instead of in the theater. Based on the biblical parable of the prodigal son, Wayard shows an intimate look at how addiction and selfishness can upturn the family.
Tyler McMillan is the son of a wealthy businessman who is convinced he needs to leave home and see the world to find himself. His father is the penultimate patient, living and wise man who lets his son take his inheritance and go. The fathers in the film were my favorite part, both were strong and outstanding.
This movie is rated PG-13 for drug use, references to prostitution, mature themes and moderate violence. You get a good look at what life might be like in the dark life of underground Las Vegas, so it’s not one I would watch with my children. Ultimately, the message is strong and powerful of forgiveness and the power of family.
Thanks Cedar Fort for the sneak peek!
Landon Henneman -Tyler McMillan
Blake Webb – Will McMillan
Rob Diamond -Robert McMillan
Pam Eichner – Madeline McMillan
Kristen Marie Jensen – Meg McMillan
Crystal Udy- Annabelle
Mark Webb- Frank