Trek 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 be inspired as you enjoy this delightful film.
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To say I am disappointed in this movie is an understatement. I am still asking myself who the audience is for this movie. If it's for people like me who buy movies like this for clean family entertainment, this isn't it. There is a completely unneeded swear word (why?!) and 4-5 inappropriate make-out scenes (why?!). I'm glad my husband and I watched this when our kids weren't home. We won't be watching it with them, or ever again. I expected some cheesiness, but this just wasn't a good movie, period. The overall idea of the movie was good (about a youth Trek), but this was a major disappointment, a real missed opportunity.
Love that this is a family friendly movie that my entire family could sit down and enjoy together. It had us laughing and crying throughout. It may not be completely realistic of what a Trek would be, but it was entertaining!
I have 2 boys preparing for Trek and thought this would be a great way to prepare them for there experience. The message of this movie is heartwarming and sweet. The story shared spurred thought on how I would handle the situation and allow my Father in Heaven to heal my soul. Many of us have been on a Handcart trek and can relate to the process, leadership and activities that go a long with it. This was a great reminder of my own trek experience and gives thought to those preparing to go.
There were errors in facts, i.e. handcart companies were in 1850s, not 1840s. There certainly weren't anywhere near 150 participants shown (except maybe in the parking lot), carts were barely loaded with anything, and tilting the camera to make it look like they're going uphill is pretty lame. There were parts of the story that were funny and parts with meaning, but unfortunately it mostly seemed lame. Poor decisions made by adult leaders in the plot., which there certainly weren't enough adults. If you can see the movie for free, you might enjoy it. It certainly wasn't worth $25 for the DVD. Glad we didn't pay to see it in the theater.
I wasn't expecting it to be funny, but it did have it's moments. I was expecting it to be more realistic. I was disappointed.
On a real trek they get sweaty, dirty and not fresh and clean all the time. Everyone looks tired and is tired.
It wasn't our favorite -- pretty unrealistic but it had a good ending message and some funny characters. We especially like the clever hiding of the food.
Well, I heard about this movie a long time ago and decided to buy it. The guy at the store told me he hadn't watched it yet, but he heard from customers that it was funny, pretty much like the movie "The Best Two Years". So I went ahead and bought it. Well, it wasn't that funny, instead, it was boring. One by one, members of my family started leaving the room to do something else. I want to think that we were expecting to see a lot of funny stuff because it was compared to "The Best Two Years. I will watch it again. I'll give it a second chance, but I don't think it will make it "funnier"
I agree with others. It certainly had good parts and teachings, but the make out scenes were over the top and completely unrealistic and put a sour taste in my mouth. I've been on Trek and nothing like that came close to happening!
What a disappointment Opportunities to show great gospel principles in action were missed. Too many scenes of back sliding teens instead of showing these teens as the true helping each other models they so often are.
Most adult leaders roles were poorly thought out, and do not represent the characteristics of the leadership the Church teaches.
From the time that I first heard about the Trek when I was young, I wanted to do it. The movie shows the spirit of sacrifice that the early saints had to go through to a generation not used to sacrifice. Now, in old age, I realize that my life experience has been my Trek.
Loved the movie! Loved the humor, loved the message. I love the characters. We need more movies like this. I read the other reviews and many complained about the make out scenes they were hilarious. Good Job!
I enjoyed it, but they could have left out the make-out scenes and that would have made it a bit better. They did learn some things along the way and it was funny.
It met my expectations. Some of the characters are stereotypical, but that doesn’t detract from the entertainment value. If understood that this kind of character development is intentional, you can just sit back and enjoy the show.. I watched it with a teenager who has similar attitudes as some of the protagonists ... he put down his phone to watch the movie. Based on that, perhaps I should have rated this as 5 stars.
I watched the movie with three of my grandkids, ages 14, 12 and 9. The 14 and 12 year old boys finished it - the 9 year old girl didn't understand most of it and left the room to do something else. The two boys seemed to enjoy it, BUT I was unhappy with, I guess it would be the "reality factors" of the show. To a teenager, I suppose nothing would be shocking, but to me, the Grandma, there was the swear word that didn't need to be used and scenes that didn't have to be used. Such as the two kids making out on the grass before they left on Trek? Come on! Although I do suppose there might be some kids that would be that blatant about it... and then the two adult leaders making out pretty passionately in the parking lot when they got back from Trek, to me was totally unnecessary and then in the deleted clip, when the leader told the kids, that they found were watching them, to "go to hell" - well, thank goodness you deleted that -TOTALLY unnecessary for him to say that! I was VERY grateful that the young lady at the end kissed Tom on the cheek, NOT on the mouth! There was a lot of funny stuff, though, that was great and the spiritual things, as well.
I’ve been on a trek as an adult, but not as a youth. The movie had some fun moments, and did have some uplifting themes. I also watched it with my kids and had to explain some things to them as well as they hadn’t experienced Trek. I was also watching with the eyes of a young women leader, and felt ultimately I would not feel comfortable showing this at a youth activity due to the use of one curse word, and some makeout scenes between two youth and then again with two leaders at the end. Kind of disappointed in that. It’s not my favorite movie in my collection.
I thought it would be an actual recreation of pioneers going west. It was still good though. Teenagers learning to grow up.
I watched this movie with my kids and enjoyed most of it. It has a lot of things that would be over someone's head if they've never heard of or been on a trek before though. I had to explain a lot to my kids. However, they did get some of the humor and I laughed through most of it. They did a good job portraying a trek for the most part. There is growth for most of the characters and some really good, powerful lessons that were shown. There were some cheesy things but overall it was an enjoyable film that I would recommend to most people. It is worth seeing at least once. There is a curse word in it that surprised me since it really didn't need to be used.
We were given a copy of the DVD in exchange for a honest review. When the DVD arrived, my two teenagers were SO excited and immediately planned a movie night! They enjoyed watching this movie in theaters and were thrilled to receive a copy of our own. I feel that they like the movie because it is about youth and they can relate to the humor, experiences, and characters... even though they are a little over-the-top in the movie (which is exactly how I remember camp experiences from my youth.) It is a great movie to watch as a family, our younger kids and my husband and I enjoyed it as well. This movie has plenty of humor, a few boy-likes-girl and vice versa situations, as well as spiritual discovery scenarios. We get to see a young man go from being bribed into attending Trek to beginning to regain a testimony because of the experience. For this type and budget of a film, it is fairly well done and makes an enjoyable family night film.