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      Faith Like Potatoes

      PG 2006 1h 53m Drama Biography List
      Reviews 76% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings South African farmer Angus Buchan (Frank Rautenbach) and his family travel south to start a better life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ken R Faith Like Potatoes – A Life Story Here's a curious movie and one I expected to find cringe worthy. Having heard nothing about it and knowing even less about the makers or performers, I watched out of curiosity. The first thing to stand out was the cinematography and editing of Dave Aenmey, who captures the striking South African locations with amazing visual style. Then came the strong performance of the central character, played with great power and commitment by South African Frank Rautenbach. His is a world-class tour de force with many difficult emotive scenes played with gusto. The Zulu Africans also came across with conviction (all bar a couple of the smaller roles) Director/screenplay writer Regardt van den Bergh acquits himself well in bringing this based on fact, faith-based story to surprisingly vivid life. While set around the tragic turmoil of the Apartheid years, this is not the movie's main focus. It features an above-average soundtrack score, with a stand-out main song written and performed by South African artist Joe Niemand. Taken from Angus Buchan's autobiographical book and photographed on his farm, it follows the life of an angry young small-time farmer and his young family, as they battle the land and assorted family emotional situations. The screenplay doesn't always convey some plot elements as clearly as it should, but the rather riveting story never the less holds interest throughout. Those not interested in faith based situations won't get the significance of some actions, while others will be suitably inspired by the changes in Buchan's personality and the very real benefits he eventually brings to those around him. Well worth a look, and proves what can be done on a limited budget with full commitment from all involved. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Kunkka K "Faith Like Potatoes" is a heartwarming and inspiring film that will uplift your spirit and leave you with a renewed sense of faith. Based on a true story, this movie tells the tale of a Scottish farmer who moves to South Africa with his family to start a new life. As he faces numerous challenges and struggles, he learns to rely on his faith in God to guide him through the tough times. The film features strong performances from the entire cast, with particularly standout performances from Frank Rautenbach as the lead character, Angus Buchan, and Jeanne Neilson as his wife, Jill. The cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of the South African landscape and the harsh realities of farming life. At its core, "Faith Like Potatoes" is a story about perseverance, hope, and the power of faith. It may not be a perfect film, with some elements feeling a bit predictable and formulaic, but its message and heartfelt storytelling more than make up for any flaws. This is a film that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted, and it's definitely worth checking out for anyone looking for a movie that will touch their heart and soul. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/06/23 Full Review Audience Member It was a little too much, there was truth to how they live but I am not sure someone can make that drastic of a change in such little time. It had a good message but it only had an appeal to a certain demographic. I see the appeal, it was alright but if I were to choose to watch this or the passion of the christ in religion class, I wouldn't choose this one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic movie about FAITH!! Have faith, believe and it will happen!!! ð(TM)?ð?» Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Very relevant film about having faith as small as a mustard seed. Matthew 17:20 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member I have faith like potatoes, but not in this film's writings. the story is uninteresting and characters are flat. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis South African farmer Angus Buchan (Frank Rautenbach) and his family travel south to start a better life.
      Director
      Regardt van den Bergh
      Producer
      Frans Cronjé
      Screenwriter
      Regardt van den Bergh
      Rating
      PG (Mild Language|Brief Smoking|An Accident Scene|Some Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 25, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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