The Case for Christ is based on the the best selling book and true story of former Chicago Tribune Acclaimed journalist, Lee Strobel. “If your mother tells you she loves you, check the facts.” This motto sums up Strobel’s approach to life and a key reason he was passionately atheist. Where is the proof of there being a God? Aren’t the stories in the Bible just fairy tale? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? This movie and Lee Strobel ask those questions and more concerning the deity of Jesus Christ. His journey to discovering the answer is what The Case for Christ revolves around.
The movie is very slow in pacing. Truthfully, I didn’t fathom this would be an exciting film. I am very familiar with Strobel’s story. Mike Vogel who plays Lee Strobel is easy on the eyes so it helps you get through it to a degree. However, I kept thinking this movie is so slow. It is great looking though with filter that gives it a rustic look. It is a period piece set in the eighties. Script wise, the A, B, and C storylines come together well. The lead and supporting actors give convincing performances.
It is fair to say a believer or nonbeliever can walk away with different experiences and sentiments about the film. The credibility of the author of The Case Christ makes an interesting bio pic.
The Foodie portion:
A theologian suggests that he and Strobel grab a cup of coffee. If you invite a friend to see this with you then coffee shop talk suits this film well. If this is a dvd or download by the time you check it out then maybe a Chicago style deep dish pizza since the story takes place in Chicago and often shows establishing shots of the Chicago Tribune.