I had the opportunity to go see “Wayward” last night at the LDS Film Festival at the SCERA. After meeting Rob Diamond and an actor in the film, I was excited to see what the movie was like.
In general, the film follows the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son. In this film, a boy receives all of his inheritance from his father and loses it all. Meanwhile, unknown to the boy, his father is dying. This is a story of love, sacrifice, and sin. And it is absolutely beautiful.
“Wayward” is a family-friendly movie (I would take my family to see this, although younger children may not find it interesting) and has a great message. It is touching and takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. For me, the story was so real and hit home in so many ways – I could just relate to it really well.
Everyone will take away something different from this movie but what it reminded me of is that no matter what my children do, I know I will love them. The love for a child is unique and infinite. Also, forgiving the sinner is important and forgiving yourself is even more important.
I applaud Rob Diamond and his wonderful cast and crew. They did an excellent job of telling an amazing story and portraying so much emotion!