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Echoes of Innocence

PG-13 2005 1h 53m Romance Mystery & Thriller List
0% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 62% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A devout teen begins to question her vow of chastity when she becomes friends with a classmate. Read More Read Less

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Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Rated: 2/5 May 13, 2009 Full Review Scott Craven Arizona Republic A film that tries to be all heart at the expense of the brain. Rated: 2/5 Sep 14, 2005 Full Review Judy Chia Hui Hsu Seattle Times An interminable film. Rated: .5/4 Sep 14, 2005 Full Review Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com It's a bad movie, weakly written and featuring many hilarious moments of over-the-top acting and silly plotting. Rated: D+ Sep 24, 2005 Full Review Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone TheMovieChicks.com Sarah's personal ad: I like candles, acting, and fasting for God. I don't date, but will tell all my secrets if you answer one riddle. For a surreal time, call... Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 18, 2005 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Though the 'religious' overtones are a new touch, ends up seeming like one of those amusingly cheesy semi-supernatural thrillers broadcast as 'originals' on the SciFi Network. Rated: F Sep 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I went into <i>Echoes of Innocence</i> expecting a terrible Christian movie, but I can't say that I'm entirely disappointed to find out that I was wrong about that. It's about a girl who has gained the nicknamed "Virge", and as the new kid Dave hears the story, it's because she's some weirdo chick who refuses to have sex with boys. In fact, she won't even go out on a date! In flashbacks, we see how Sarah gave a speech at her school about the Virgin Joan of Arc (who heard voices) when she was a kid, maybe ten or twelve, and then got harassed by a group of popular girls afterward. "You're still a virgin?" they laughed. And yes, she was. What a prude. So the newly christened Virge ran to find a boy named Christopher who had been nice to her and unlike other ten- or twelve-year olds, was not interested in her body. They built a great relationship together and young Christopher pretty much proposed to her: they swapped promise necklaces saying that they will save themselves until they can get married at age 18. But wouldn't you know it, Chris ends up having to move away. So here we are five years later. People have pretty much gotten used to the Virge, although the various boys in the school all still feel that they can conquer the girl's abstinence. Dave is especially intrigued with her. He decides to write a human interest piece on her for the school newspaper. But as he learns more about her, it seems that he's falling for the misunderstood girl. And it doesn't take a genius to realize that she also is beginning to have feelings for him. But they don't talk about that because they both know that she has committed herself for more than five years to the love of her life, Christopher. "What if he's dead?" Dave asks, sincerely. Then realizing the horrible thing he's just said, he amends it to, "Or fat?" What if he is? What if the boy she's been waiting for is not the same boy that she knew when she was a child. People change, obviously. Look at Sarah - she acts kind of goth-like and hangs around with an equally punk rocker girl - much different from the buttoned down, quiet girl that she used to be. Maybe Sarah should take a chance with Dave? She goes to confession to talk about her emotions. This is about the most religion there is in the movie, so the fact that Netflix has it categorized under "Religious & Spiritual Dramas" is a little bit misleading. Oh, but she does have some sort of creepy shrine to Jesus in a shed behind her house, which is totally something that Catholics do? And did I forget to mention that she hears voices, just like her hero Joan of Arc? She does. I'm not sure what purpose it plays in the movie, other than maybe to show that she's being driven crazy because her hormones are out of control. I don't know. And then there's another guy named Alec (but who tells people that his name is Jeff) who may be the devil, given how frighteningly he acts and the way he keeps a picture of Sarah in his locker with her face marked out. He seems pretty concerned with Sarah's virginity, too, but not in the same way that the rest of the boys are. He's not concerned with conquering her; he seems more concerned with just breaking her down. But I won't go further into specifics. I started out not liking the movie, looking for flaws. But something happened as I was watching and... I don't know, I really ended up enjoying it. By the end, I was hooked. The surprise ending maybe is easy to figure out in advance, but somehow I missed it and so when the final revelations were unveiled, it was a shock to me - and it was handled with a finesse that made it work for me. I was able to forget whatever misgivings I had because somehow it <i>worked</i>. I'm not saying that <i>Echoes of Innocence</i> is a great movie, but it really wasn't that bad. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I guess I'm very good at guessing movies. When I saw this movie, I first thought that Cody was played by the new kid that walks into the classroom that she throws up on. That should have been the first clue. Well, then I realized he was the little boy that was so nice to her, especially after the new boy asked what her story was. But when I saw Cody's character I was like "That's him. He's the same person." but I kept questioning myself as to why he changed his name and all that. In the end he said it was "to see if you could still love me for me. Not the boy you fell in love with when we were kids long ago" so in the end I was right, and Cody's character, and the older boy she falls for are one. Though in the end, marrying at such a young age (as he promised to never leave her and be apart again) was weird. He had left her for 5 years, and came back as the new boy, and she didn't know until the end. As I'm watchign the middle, cause I just had to know if I was right, the mother said she wanted to show him something and I knew it was the letters she never got. And I'm like "It's so sad" because when he sees the letters his expression is like "oh my god" and "she didn't get them" and he looks so miserable and sad, I can't even explain how he acted. Its just heartbreaking to see his reaction as he finds out why she never got the letter he wrote to her. I hope he tells her that he sent them and her mother has them. I can't tell by the end if he did. But at least now he knows. He kept his promise and kept writing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member this is my favorite movie! I love the story line. :) everyone should see it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member High school girl determined to remain different. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a bad movie, weakly written and featuring many hilarious moments of over-the-top acting and silly plotting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member omg omg omg! i know jake mcdorman im not kidding and this is aa GREAAAT moviee! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A devout teen begins to question her vow of chastity when she becomes friends with a classmate.
Director
Nathan Todd Sims
Producer
Clayton Coblentz, Nathan Todd Sims
Screenwriter
Nathan Todd Sims
Rating
PG-13 (Sexual Content|Violence|Thematic Issues)
Genre
Romance, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 9, 2016
Runtime
1h 53m