The Shunning

The Shunning

DVD - 2011
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Katie Lapp is a beautiful Amish girl who has always felt like something in her life was missing. But she just may find out what that is when a mysterious 'Englisher' comes to Lancaster County hoping to find the baby girl she gave up for adoption nineteen years ago.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC SHU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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LittleNoName
Oct 04, 2016

Okayish but gave it more than half for showing how useless the Amish tradition of shunning is out-dated & the general depiction of Amish life, traditions & its people, good & bad.

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AVLibrarian
Sep 22, 2016

I had not read the books this was based one but I did enjoy the film. Those that like Amish Fiction and Hallmark movies would enjoy this film

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firefly5
Jul 08, 2016

I may have started watching this or read the book. Not quite sure. But I did not finish the movie. If you don't want to disclose someone's origin, why keep things from the past?

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aepearson21
Apr 13, 2015

Any Amish fan would enjoy this film. It was good to see the film after reading the books. Well worth watching.

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BloomFree
Feb 07, 2014

Yes there is a lot of play on Amish versus modern culture but this is more about a young woman's struggle against great odds to become her truest self. As such it has a universal theme. The film is quite beautiful and I enjoyed the music. No amount of "shunning" could stop this young girl from being who she needed to be and finding the answers to her questions.

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debfish
Aug 19, 2013

I was adopted at 3 months. My parents told be from day one in little understandable stories of how they chose me. While I did have lots of questions growing up, I'm glad that I was told early in life. So this film is interesting from an adopted persons perspective.

I would have like to see it end differently but at least it leaves room for another movie.

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Ralphiesp
Aug 18, 2013

Such a sweet movie!

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gloryb
Sep 29, 2012

Lewis presents a situation where the young female adult learns she was adopted at birth into an Amish family which explains why she isn't quite Amish in her life goals, interests, and views. In typical Lewis fashion, this conflict seems to take forever to become evident and isn't resolved at the end of the movie either because, after 1 1 /2 hrs, we still don't know what happens to Kate after she sees her dying birth mom in New York. This story is part of a 3 book series so I guess it would make the movie too long to put all 3 books into 1 movie. Actors' Amish accents are hard to understand. Kate's brief scene at the lake with Daniel could have been edited out as who he was or why he is not still a part of Kate's teen life is not explained. Movie does capture aspects of Amish life...lack of modern facilities and vehicles, their big farms and families, religious values and disciplinary measures to keep the young in the Amish fold.

stembridge Mar 17, 2012

I enjoyed this movie. Worth a watch.

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paulmckinstry
Feb 12, 2012

An enjoyable movie. If you are a farmer, you may notice the large round bales in the hay shed (Oops).

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fatnat23
May 29, 2012

fatnat23 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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