Vivica Fox is one of the hardest working women in film, even if it's not on the silver screen. Fox is back with another direct to DVD film called The Power of Love also starring Joe Torry, Andre Truth and Tyler Maddox-Sims. This movies tells the story of three individuals struggles with love. The movie opens up with Wood Harris giving a riveting poem about love and its trials and joys. The host of a radio show on the station KLUV and best selling author, PJ Payton takes calls from various local listeners about their journey to find love. The book draws from Payton's own faith-based experiences about love and overcoming the hardships of relationships.
The first caller's story was a doozy and highlighted the antics of a reformed player with a crazed jump-off. Joe Torry plays the homeboy who rejects his friend's desire to serve and seek the Lord. This story was a true testament of seeing the errors of one's way but the acting was not as powerful, even from Torry's character.
The second caller's story was amazing and emotional. It was about a woman's journey to gain her own identity from her abusive husband, daughter and sister-in-law. The character was so docile that it became frustrating when she allowed her own daughter to disrespect her. Eventually, she had a breakthrough and was told that she was powerful and great. The story turned around as she sought to find a relationship with the Lord and eventually she took control of her family and allowed her husband, who was cheating on her, leave without begging and crying. Her story was powerful and helped women understand their own inner strength.
The final caller's, a.k.a. the preacher, story was about turning his life around after spending 10 years in jail. He had to regain his family's trust and turn away from his former life of gang and drugs. His wife and daughter were distant but through the power of love and their faith in God they were able to sustain and rebuild.
Overall this movie is a great movie. Some of the acting was not up to par but nonetheless this movies is definitely worth watching to hear about the power of love. A must watch.