Sun Moon debuts on Pure Flix today, May 5, 2023. Ron and I had the pleasure of watching this movie a few days ago and we really enjoyed it. We love a good rom-com and when it has a Christian theme, that’s even better! Thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.
About Sun Moon
Kelsey, MacKenzie Mauzy, is shocked and stuck after being left at the altar – unsure of everything she thought was God’s plan for her life. She abandons her faith and church. She is running from failure, heartbreak and humiliation. In an attempt to understand God’s purpose for her life, she goes to Taiwan to teach English. Will her leap of faith pay off?
Why Taiwan, you may ask? Missionaries to Taiwan were speaking at her church when she went to pick up the remains of her wedding decor and cake. She spoke to the missionary and he offered her a job teaching English at the Taiwan Adventist Academy.
As you can imagine, this huge life change had its share of hurdles, the language barrier being just one of them. The movie follows Kelsey, her students, and another young teacher, Horace, Justin Chien, as they learn and grow together. Sun Moon is a story about all kinds of love and how unexpected relationships can be exactly what we need in order to draw closer to God.
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
We enjoyed Sun Moon. It’s a sweet movie that introduces us to some of Taiwanese culture. The majority of the movie takes place at the Taiwan Adventist Academy where the majority of students and teachers speak Mandarin. There are no subtitles so the audience is as baffled as Kelsey is about what is being said.
Thankfully, later in the movie, just before Kelsey is scheduled to return to America after her one semester contract is up, Horace takes her to explore the area and we get to see more of the beauty of the country.
Kelsey isn’t just running away from being left at the alter. She had quit her job, to focus on being a new wife. While all this is happening, her mother is critically ill and she just doesn’t know how to deal with that, so her younger sister spends a lot of her time at mom’s bedside. All of this has led Kelsey to question where God is and what is His plan.
Taking the Message of Sun Moon Farther
On the Pure Flix website there are 3 small group discussion guides with accompanying video clips that you can use after viewing the movie. The themes of the three lessons are:
- God works everything together for our good.
- Learning to trust God.
- Finding your confidence in God.
I recommend you watch Sun Moon on Pure Flix for your next movie night.
I am giving away a 3 month trial membership to Pure Flix. The giveaway is open to US residents who haven’t won a trial membership in the last 6 months. The giveaway ends at 12:00am EDT 5-11-23.