Unsung Hero

When David Smallbone's successful music company collapses, he moves his family from Australia to the United States in search of a brighter future. With nothing more than their six children, their suitcases, and their love of music, David and his pregnant wife Helen set out to rebuild their lives from the ground up. Based on a remarkable true story, a mum's faith stands against all odds; and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Daisy Betts, Kirrilee Berger, Terry O'Quinn, Roslyn Gentle, Beau Wirick, Joel Smallbone, Don Most, Candace Cameron Bure, Lucas Black, Tenz McCall, Hillary Scott, Jonathan Jackson, Lance E. Nichols, Kevin Downes, Rachel Hendrix, JJ Pantano, Paul Luke Bonenfant, Angus K. Caldwell, Sharonne Lanier, Sonny Burnette
  • Director: Joel Smallbone, Richard Ramsey
  • graceblakiston - 5 June 2024
    This needs to be in more theaters! 10/10 reccomend!
    I grew up listening to the music made by the many members of this family and have always been a fan as a fellow Australian. After watching this film though I have so much more respect for Rebecca St James and For King and Country and their music... not just musically but more important lyrically.

    This movie shows very well how real God's faith-fullness is when we humble ourselves and live a life of prayer. I was in tears most the movie as it was very emotional and heartfelt. I went with one of my Uncle's to see this movie too and he said he was surprised at how well the emotions where portrayed and how much it made him feel and think about his faith, which was encouraging to hear.

    I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of both the acting, filming and everything in between.

    I definitely recommend watching this movie! - Grace.
  • eddieeniel - 6 May 2024
    What an amazing story!!!
    When you hear about the name Rebecca St. James, the thoughts that come to mind is "this famous Christian singer." However not too many people including myself knew of all the struggles and hardships this family had to go through.

    It was a very impactful story. I was in tears through some of the scenes.

    If you read the log line of this film on IMDb, the story is mainly focused on the mother who was the one who kept the family together and determined to believe that God would eventually get them through the ordeal. An he did! The film is not told from the perspective of Rebecca or having her as the main focus of the film. And that was the decision of the writer and director. And I respect that and think it's fine to tell her story and not only her daughters.

    The cinematography was great. DP Johnny Derango did a great job. I specifically liked the camera movement throughout the film. It is not common specifically in drama movies to have much camera movement but it presented the story in a very interesting and captivating way.

    The only issue with camera movement is when it's a close up it's very difficult to keep focus so I did see some brief parts with soft focus. However, I know this is something very difficult to achieve.

    Not to often I give a movie a 10 rating however, for me the powerful story combined with a great effort by the cinematographer to present the film in an interesting manner was the reason I gave it a perfect score!