Adam and I are just home from having viewed Knowing, the movie out this weekend with Nicholas Cage.  The film garnered an A-II rating from the USCCB and is rated PG13.  I have to say that I found the film fascinating, chock full of spiritual imagery.

I will say that the movie is quite intense, downright frightening in parts.  I took a group of thirteen and fouteen year olds, none of whom admitted to being “scared” during the movie.  I will admit it – I found a few of the scenes extremely suspenseful and frightening.  I would not take a child younger than 13 to see the film.

The kids I took, however, definitely clued into the spiritual aspects of the film and we had a great discussion over dinner about Cage’s conversion experience, the angelic beings in the film, the Noah’s Ark/Garden of Eden imagery, and of course the end of the film – which I’m not going to give away.

Many critics have given Knowing bad reviews.  I’m not a film critic – just a mom.  I found the film entertaining and thought provoking and was inspired and moved by its message.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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