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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Jay Pickett, Tom Skerritt, Victoria Pratt, Michael Bowen, Patty McCormack, Miranda Frigon

Director: Michael Feifer

Genre: Drama/Western

Year: 2012

Rating: NR

Eden Jackson returns to his hometown to pick up the pieces of the life he was forced to leave eight years earlier. It proves to be more difficult than expected because the town may not yet be ready to forgive. An old friend, a new love and a rekindled passion for music open the path to his salvation. On this journey of redemption, Eden affects many other lives and affirms that often the only way back to the light is through the darkness.

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Soda Springs" opens as Eden Jackson is being released from prison, He is hoping to pick up the pieces of the life he was forced to leave eight years earlier when he was sent to prison for manslaughter. Eden could of picked the easier of the two roads and just moved on to another state to start a new life but the only life he has ever known is in Soda Springs, so is his mother and and his now ex-wife. After arriving he finds a few old friends but there are those who are not willing to forget and forgive as easily.

Eden is troubled by his past as he thinks about that tragic night and what his father told him the last time his dad visited him in prison, his father told Eden that when he gets out don't look back just move ahead with your life. But between the Police and his ex's new husband forgetting the past will not be easy.

"Soda Springs" is a Western/Drama about a man looking for redemption and just wanting the chance to proof he can belong again. Right from the start of the film I knew I was in for something special, Eden was a character I immediately attached myself to and no matter what happened in the past I wanted the best for him going forward so I was engaged and set to see it through. Eden isn't the only character in the film that you take notice of right away, every character is well-written and realistic and when you combine that with a terrific story, beautiful landscapes and amazing music you got your self a gem and "Soda Springs" is just that, it's a dramatic triumph. The film tears at your emotions, from happy to sad the film draws you in and never lets up.

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There's a lot going on in Eden's life after he returns but to talk too much about the details would only ruin the film for those waiting to see it. This is one of those stories that reminds us why we fell in love with cinema in the first place, sadly you don't get to see many films like "Soda Springs" anymore so when one does show up it's not only a surprise but a joy as well.

The entire cast did a terrific job, Jay Pickett is incredible was Eden and Tom Skerritt gives a powerful performance as his father in a limited role. I can go right through the cast but instead I will just say everyone is fantastic in their roles. If you like a good drama then I highly recommend picking up one of the best films I have seen so far this year, I am confident it will find a huge audience on DVD with strong word of mouth.

The DVD will be released on March 27, 2012 so I suggest you Pre-order it now, you can do so by going HERE.

Do yourself a favor and make sure you pick this up, you are going to be glad you did. Let me finish by saying Director, Michael Feifer has a talent for telling a good story, my hat goes off to him and I look forward to seeing what he has coming out next.

Released by Monarch Home Entertainment

***** Out Of *****