About the Trek the Movie: Written by Hollywood screenwriter David Howard and Jon Enos, and directed by Alan Peterson, TREK is a family comedy that follows a group of LDS teens as they stumble their way through the sagebrush looking for their pioneer heritage as well as their own testimonies.
Watch as Tom, a young Mormon teenager and his friends try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a “special ops” Young Mens leader, ponder doctrinal brain teasers, and match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk. Through all of the ups and downs, they are revealed to be “real” LDS youth who are struggling with real challenges—doubts, divorce, relationships. When they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like their pioneer ancestors.
My review: A few weeks ago my family and I were able to go to a pre-screening of a movie. This movie is way unique in that it’s about a very specific aspect of Mormon culture. Going on a Trek is such a special thing for our young people. I know it was something that our older daughter looked forward to going on and now our younger daughter is looking forward to it in a few years as well.
Trek the M9ovie is so well done! I didn’t have my own trek experience, but after watching this movie, I almost felt as though I had.
I loved the characters in it. There’s the kids that don’t want to be there, for various reasons, the leaders, (some of these were quite funny as well), and it even has the kids that keep trying to make out. My favorite was the Twinkie boy. I had to laugh at all of his antics. His trying to sneak all of his favorite treats onto Trek when he knew they weren’t allowed was so funny! There was one part with him and his sister and her doll that made me laugh so hard!
There’s also the boy who is only there because his parents have bribed him. I liked the way the audience doesn’t know why he doesn’t want to go at first. It takes quite a lot of the movie before everything with him is pieced completely together and makes sense.
I liked the way this movie is done. There is plenty of humor, fun and laughing. But the movie has serious parts too. There’s a huge problem that needs to be solved and the kids have to solve it on their own. It takes all of them to do it.
My whole family loved this movie. We’re still talking about it weeks later! Can’t wait for it to come out in Theaters so that we can see it again.
I was able to go to a pre-screening of this movie with my family.
This movie comes to theaters on April 6th, in Utah. To get all the details, check out the movie’s website.