Watch: I’m Not Ashamed 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – The Columbine Massacre of April 20, 1999 completely redefined America’s view of the lives of high school students. Drawn straight from Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott’s words and journal entries, through the insight of her mother, Beth Nimmo, it is the true story of a high school student whose compassionate, caring faith caused her to reach out to fellow students including her killers who made her a target of their murderous plan..
Plot: Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.
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Homage to one of the Columbine victims
“I’m Not Ashamed” (2016 release; 112 min.) brings the story of 17 yr. old student Rachel Scott, who was the very first victim at the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. As the movie opens, we get TV footage from those horrifying moments right after the shootings. We then go back in time, when Rachel was 8 years old, and her parents are splitting up, leaving her mom in a financial struggle to raise 5 kids. We then go to “April 1998 – Sophomore Year”, with Rachel doing well in school. Rachel is particularly interested in the drama class. At this point we’re not even 15 min. into the movie but to tell you more would spoil your viewing experience.
Couple of comments: this movie is marketed as a “christian” film, and plays out like one. If that is going to bother you, please do yourself a favor and catch a different movie for your enjoyment. I really didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at the maturity, even sophistication, of this movie (the script is based on Rachel’s journals, we are reminded at the beginning of the movie). That said, it is also a bit of a missed opportunity, as it focuses mainly on Rachel, and not hardly any time on the 2 shooters. If you have the expectation that this movie might delve into the “why did they do it”, this movie will not provide the answer (other than some very general and broad brushes). All that said, the last 15 min. of the movie packs an emotional wallop, for obvious reasons. The movie makers hit the bull’s eye when they cast Masey McLain as Rachel, she is absolutely fantastic. Bottom line: this is a fine movie (made on a dime, total budget a mere $1.5 million). But if you want to understand Columbine, this is not the movie for it. (Earlier this year, Sue Klebold, the mother of Dylan, one of the 2 Columbine shooters, issued a devastating memoir called “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy”, which I would readily recommend to anyone, Christian or not.)
The movie opened on a couple of screens this weekend here in Cincinnati. The Saturday matinée screening where I saw this at was attended very nicely, somewhat to my surprise. It sounds like there is a market for well-made Christian films. If, on the other hand, you want to get a look at the promising life of one of the Columbine victims (who this year otherwise would be 34 years old), then I would readily recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.
Inspiring and Encouraging!
Where were you when Columbine happened? I remember it well. I was at science camp (Lake Hume, CA) with about 20 of my Middle school students in the cafeteria surrounded by hundreds of other students and faculty from all over California. Needless to say, the whole place sobered up in a hurry.
But little did I know that it would take 18 years for me to realize the true significance of that event. That realization came when I watched this movie. The story of Rachel Scott is an amazing testimony of how God can take a horrific event and use it to reach millions of people with the gospel. It is interesting to note that her life has touched 22 million people; exactly twice as many as Hitler killed. Watch the movie to see the contrast between Hitler’s and therefore Eric and Dylan’s idea and Jesus and Rachel’s idea of making the world a better place.
It is also an amazing testimony of how God prepared Rachel for the way she would glorify Him. Friends, He is doing this with all of us who follow him. If you want a film that inspires and encourages you; you can’t do much better than this one.
I highly recommend this movie as one of the best Christian movies out there. The divide you see between the critics and the general audience is telling. Many of us have learned to discount the critics through the years realizing that they cannot be trusted to give a proper assessment. Also, this story is itself an example of how the secular media gets it so wrong most of the time simply because they have no spiritual discernment and work for bosses that are often hostile to the Christian worldview.
On a technical note: In my opinion, this movie is another example of how Christian movies are getting better and better.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Brian Baugh
Writer Philipa A. Booyens, Robin Hanley, Kari Redmond
Actors Masey McLain, Ben Davies, Cameron McKendry
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A