About Trek the Movie

Trek: The MovieTrek follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Along the way, they try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a “special ops” Young Men leader, match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk, and ponder doctrinal brain teasers like, “Do General Authorities go to PG-13 movies?” But, when they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like that of their pioneer ancestors. Whether you’ve been on a trek or not, your family will laugh along and ultimately beinspired as you enjoy this delightful film.

Special Features

  • Trek bloopers
  • Meet the Cast
  • Director Commentary

My thoughts about Trek The Movie

I got to watch this one in the theater. I’ve been looking forward to the DVD coming out so that I could see it again!

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 Movie 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. I loved the extras on the DVD. There were tons of deleted scenes that kept our family laughing. There’s a great music video and the commentary. I don’t usually watch all of the commentary. Our daughter had it on and it was a lot of fun to listen to what the directors were saying about Trek: the Movie.

I was sent a copy of this movie in exchange for an honest review.

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Movie Trailer

Letter from Alan Peterson Director of Trek the Movie 

Trek the MovieIt’s exciting to anticipate the DVD/BluRay release of TREK, the movie. Being with audiences in theaters is the fulfillment of any director’s dream.  But, the reality of independent film is that you can’t get a movie into enough theaters so that everyone who wants to, can see it.  July 3rd is a day that lots of TREK fans have been waiting for.  Now, everyone can enjoy the laughs and lessons of TREK whenever they want.  One of our goals in producing the movie was to create a story that would honor the wonderful tradition of this hands-on experience unique to our faith.  Trek provides a critical chance to connect with our past. Why is this important?  I’ll let Elder Russell M. Ballard explain: 

I have a deep conviction that if we lose our ties to those who have gone before us, including our pioneer forefathers and mothers, we will lose a very precious treasure. I have spoken about “Faith in Every Footstep” in the past and will continue in the future because I know that rising generations must have the same kind of faith that the early Saints had in the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.” (General Conference, October 2017, The Trek Continues!)

It is too easy to forget what our pioneer ancestors sacrificed for their faith and for our good. I hope families can sit down together and share the movie and talk about how grateful we should be for the men, women and children who marched into the unknown following a prophet of God so long ago. And, I hope they will talk about the challenges they face today as members of the church as we march forward into the unknown.  Do you feel like Tom and wonder where God is?  How do we connect with Him? What do we do when we feel weak and alone? Hopefully, TREK helps us know that our Heavenly Father is there and that He cares. 

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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.

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About the movie: Indy lives with her aunt and uncle and believes her life is fine until an accident brings a new guy into her life. Bryant Bailey is not Indy’s type – she’s never been into guys like him. But then again, she’s never really known anyone so stubborn and caring that can also help her discover who she is and what she’s worth. A modern telling of Cinderella, based on the novel by Jenni James.

My review: One of our family’s favorite things to do together is to watch movies. I don’t know if you’re like us or not, but if our family is going to watch a movie together, we want it to be clean. There’s nothing worse than watching a movie and not realizing there’s inappropriate language or one of THOSE scenes in it. I love it when I find clean movies that I can share with others.

This movie is based on one of Jenni James’ books, and it was a good one too! Our family watched this movie last Friday, both of our daughter’s (17 and 12) loved it! In fact, they voted to watch it again on Saturday. And then they both started reading the book, and I think they both finished the book last weekend as well.

I loved the whole story line of this movie. I liked Indy. I liked the way she worked so hard and never complained when she never got any of the things that normal kids got. I liked the way she was with Bryant. I thought it was kind of funny that she refused to forgive him. And I loved the way he never gave up, even when she was purposely mean and it would be hard for him to want to keep trying. There’s also Maxon, he’s Indy’s best friend. It was so funny when he declared that she was his girlfriend and she had no idea! 

I didn’t like Indy’s family. Her aunt and uncle are horrible and her cousins…wow! Let’s just say the whole family are terrible.

I loved everything about this movie! I loved the characters, the plot, the actors and actresses in it. Make sure to go watch it yourself!

I was able to watch this movie for free on Amazon, using my Prime subscription.

Watch it on Amazon! Or you could read the book.

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