Believe: The Misfit Pawn

DVD Release: April 15, 2012
Believe: The Misfit Pawn


A middle-aged factory worker takes a leap of faith and follows his dream of being a recording artist. Along the way he discovers that miracles really do come true…if you believe!

Dove Review

This movie hits a homerun! It shows the treasures that can come from a life which honors God.

Julian is a middle-aged man who works in a factory and wants a different life. He is a talented musician and singer as well as a songwriter. He steps out on a limb and borrows the money to get a demo made at a recording studio. Soon a woman named Jezel grabs ahold of him because, as she tells him, “you are going to be a rock star.” He does well with his music in Europe but things are slow in America and he soon takes a part-time job at a youth center just to make ends meet.

His world begins to crumble when his wife walks out on him and he finds he is unhappy without God. He enjoys helping a troubled young man named Anthony at the youth center and he also likes the company of a supervisor named Sajia. A musician named Cain talks to him about Jesus and he remembers his grandmother telling him about the Lord when he was a kid. But before things get better they get worse, especially when a flood destroys Julian’s home and recording studio. Yet he accepts Sajia’s invitation to church and experiences a wonderful surprise.

This movie is terrific and although it reveals real-life situations such as Julian’s life prior to living for God, the redemptive theme is powerful and compelling. We recommend this DVD for ages twelve plus. We award this movie five Doves, our best rating.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Implied sex between a couple before marriage but they do marry and the man is converted; a woman spends a night with a man who is drunk but this man changes by film's end; a woman has an affair on her husband before leaving him.
Language: Crap-1; H (as a place)-1; Loser-1
Violence: A man is seen slapping his wife in the beginning of the film and it is repeated twice; a woman breaks a glass in anger; a couple argues; a man knocks another man's hat off his head.
Drugs: Several drinking and bar scenes; beer and wine; a man admits he is drunk; a woman smokes; smoking in a few scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; a shirtless man.
Other: A woman lies to a man and says she is pregnant to get him to marry her; a woman lies and says she had a miscarriage; a woman hides the news her husband's album made a profit and she plans to split it with his agent; an agent tells a man to write about sex, drugs and rock and roll and that the devil is God but the man refuses; a woman says she doesn't want to hear the mumbo jumbo about God; a man says if God has a plan then why does it fail all the time; in inspiring scenes two men talk about God and Jesus and there is an inspiring sermon given during a church service; a man tells a lie about how much his job will pay; a young man steals a song written on sheet music but we learn there is a purpose behind it; a young man is arrested.


Company: ViaCross/One Purpose Media
Writer: Joel Bunkowske and Jon Pupillo
Director: Joel Bunkowske and Jon Pupillo
Producer: Jon Pupillo and Joel Bunkowske
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter