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I’m Not Ashamed

I’m Not Ashamed

Her faith would touch the world.Oct. 21, 2016 USA112 Min.PG-13
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Brian Baugh



Based on the inspiring and powerful true story and journal entries of Rachel Joy Scott- the first student killed in the Columbine high school shooting in 1999.

I’m Not Ashamed
I’m Not Ashamed
I’m Not Ashamed
Original titleI'm Not Ashamed
IMDb Rating5.5 1,526 votes
TMDb Rating7.2 19 votes

(43) comments

  • deidrephillipsOctober 21, 2016Reply


    So many Christian based films are cheesy and done on an obvious budget,
    not so with this movie. From beginning to end, every scene is so well
    done. I am inspired to be a better person and a better Christian.
    Rachel’s struggle is made real. I struggle. Therefore I relate to the
    problems she faced. I wish I’d seen this movie when I was in high
    school, I may have handled things differently. The cast did an amazing
    job! I found each and every character to be believable and inspiring.
    And as a mom I feel the burden my children face at school. The world
    gets more and more complicated, we need good role models and prayer in
    and around our schools. I hope everyone that sees this feels the
    motivation to make a difference.

  • michaellee-51212October 21, 2016Reply

    Excellent Treatment of True Story of Rachel Joy Scott from Columbine

    We watched an early preview of I’m Not Ashamed. Don’t assume this is
    your typical faith based film. The treatment of Rachel Joy Scott was
    taken from her personal journals discovered after she passed away. Her
    mother and family have worked tirelessly for 16 years to tell her
    amazing story. With all the trash we see on TV and movies right now
    this is a refreshing break that transports us into her life.

    Her true story covers topics like teen drinking, smoking, peer pressure
    and bullying in a very real way. The idea that someone that ultimately
    claimed her faith at her final moment could be so much like most of us
    gives us HOPE.

    There are several prophetic events that were revealed after the
    Columbine event that you can’t logically explain away – watch for
    them…they really happened.

    Well done to the entire cast and crew who made an amazing piece of art
    on a modest budget.

  • Jesse W MartinOctober 21, 2016Reply

    I’m Not Ashamed is a MUST SEE MOVIE

    My perspectives on doing interviews and connecting with Artists,
    Authors, and Musicians has changed dramatically. Taylor ”Gabby” Kalupa
    said that she found my station from a pop up while surfer Facebook,
    that suggested she contact Racman Christian Radio. When I learned of
    this I thought, ”I DIDN’T pay for advertising, but thank you God for
    open doors.” This led to having Taylor on my show, led to having an
    interview with Cameron ”Alex” McKindrey, which has led to my next
    interviews with Masey ”Rachel” McClain and director, Brian Baugh! Now,
    I have just finished watching the inside pre-screening and I am beyond
    words for the message of the film. This is not a Christian film. This
    is a movie about a real girl; with real world struggles; whose life was
    snuffed out because she claimed her faith to the face of cowards who
    shot her. You must see this film: in theaters; on DVD; however, you
    can. Thank you to Beth Nimmo for being brave to share your daughter’s
    true life for us to see!

  • nt-615-280754October 21, 2016Reply

    I Loved This Movie

    ”I’m Not Ashamed” is a very inspirational movie that deals with a
    variety of today’s social problems including bullying, helping the
    homeless, encouraging abused kids, the pain and anger of dealing with
    divorce, abandonment, not fitting in with the ”in crowd”, and how
    making good choices can affect your life……and how one person can
    make a difference.

    There were some good examples of a variety of problems that everyone
    needs to become aware of. Many people live in their comfort zones and
    are not aware of the social problems all around them.

    This had to be a great team effort by everyone involved in making
    it….the chemistry shows on the big screen.

    I know that what happens in this movie can happen anywhere to anyone
    and I’m so glad that this movie is being shown in order to continue
    Rachel’s outreach to encourage and help others.

    I highly recommend this movie and encourage everyone to see it.

  • cwjohnsonjrOctober 21, 2016Reply

    Fantastic film

    I’m Not Ashamed is a refreshing brake from the overly sappy Christian
    films and depressing, pessimistic art house films I have been seeing
    lately. The acting was fantastic! Kudos to Masey McLain, Ben Davies,
    Cameron McKendry, David Errigo Jr., Mark Daugherty and all the rest of
    the cast. The shooters aren’t portrayed as soulless killers out to get
    just Rachel, but as hurting, confused young men who see violence,
    instead of the love and compassion of Jesus, as the answer to life’s
    injustices. Errigo’s performance in that role shines. The lighting was
    lacking at times, but overall the cinematography and camera work was
    well done. My biggest beef would be the conversion segment: it seemed
    rushed and her relatives were more tropes instead of living characters.
    Of course I was also disappointed that ”Shreveport, Louisiana” looked
    like Colorado, but that’s the fault of the folks in Baton Rouge cutting
    the film tax credit incentives.

    Overall, I highly recommend you check this film out this weekend. And
    for the critics who complain about the film only focusing on Rachel, it
    does pay homage to the other victims at the end of the film, and no one
    is complaining about The Diary of Anne Frank being made into a movie
    when there were so many more victims of the Holocaust.

  • Paul AllaerOctober 22, 2016Reply

    Homage to one of the Columbine victims

    ”I’m Not Ashamed” (2016 release; 112 min.) brings the story of 17 yr.
    old student Rachel Scott, who was the very first victim at the
    Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. As the movie opens, we get TV
    footage from those horrifying moments right after the shootings. We
    then go back in time, when Rachel was 8 years old, and her parents are
    splitting up, leaving her mom in a financial struggle to raise 5 kids.
    We then go to ”April 1998 – Sophomore Year”, with Rachel doing well in
    school. Rachel is particularly interested in the drama class. At this
    point we’re not even 15 min. into the movie but to tell you more would
    spoil your viewing experience.

    Couple of comments: this movie is marketed as a ”christian” film, and
    plays out like one. If that is going to bother you, please do yourself
    a favor and catch a different movie for your enjoyment. I really didn’t
    know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at the maturity, even
    sophistication, of this movie (the script is based on Rachel’s
    journals, we are reminded at the beginning of the movie). That said, it
    is also a bit of a missed opportunity, as it focuses mainly on Rachel,
    and not hardly any time on the 2 shooters. If you have the expectation
    that this movie might delve into the ”why did they do it”, this movie
    will not provide the answer (other than some very general and broad
    brushes). All that said, the last 15 min. of the movie packs an
    emotional wallop, for obvious reasons. The movie makers hit the bull’s
    eye when they cast Masey McLain as Rachel, she is absolutely fantastic.
    Bottom line: this is a fine movie (made on a dime, total budget a mere
    $1.5 million). But if you want to understand Columbine, this is not the
    movie for it. (Earlier this year, Sue Klebold, the mother of Dylan, one
    of the 2 Columbine shooters, issued a devastating memoir called ”A
    Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy”, which I would
    readily recommend to anyone, Christian or not.)

    The movie opened on a couple of screens this weekend here in
    Cincinnati. The Saturday matinรฉe screening where I saw this at was
    attended very nicely, somewhat to my surprise. It sounds like there is
    a market for well-made Christian films. If, on the other hand, you want
    to get a look at the promising life of one of the Columbine victims
    (who this year otherwise would be 34 years old), then I would readily
    recommend you check this out, be it in the theater, on VOD, or
    eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.

  • thevictorbookOctober 23, 2016Reply

    Inspiring and emotionally devastating in a good way

    Saw the movie today with my husband. Very well acted, very inspiring.
    We were a weepy mess at the end.

    What made it the most impact-full was that it was a true story. It’s
    amazing how Rachel Joy Scott seemed to have a premonition of what was
    about to happen to her both in her journals in her drawings. She truly
    impacted the world for Christ through her tragic and untimely death and
    all too brief life. It inspired me to live my own life in such a way
    that if I left this earth early like she did, I would leave people
    behind whose lives I had touched. I highly recommend if you want to be

  • tammyhylerOctober 23, 2016Reply

    I’m Not Ashamed is a must see for everyone! Christian or not, a must see for everyone!

    This movie was so moving I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I saw
    it again. I was moved to the point of planning different groups of
    friends I wanted to to take to see this film, and went with some of
    them already to see it a second time. I’m going again tomorrow night
    with a group of friends that called ME to go see it! Once in a great
    while, a movie does that to me. Rachel’s story is so inspiring of what
    we should strive to be everyday as Christians, that while sitting there
    in the theater, I literally felt my heart change about some things I’d
    been struggling with … and forgetting what was inevitably going to
    happen in the movie. PLEASE go see this…it delivers exactly what
    Rachel’s extraordinary mission in life was… to start a beautiful
    chain reaction of Christs love. I give this movie 10 prayer emojis!!!!!

  • nisedaviesOctober 23, 2016Reply

    This movie will change you

    This movie is truthful and authentic! Most all the dialogue and 100% of
    the voice overs are directly out of Rachel’s writings and from the
    journal she shared with Nathan (Mark in real life)

    Masey McLain is filled with the same spirit that Rachel was and it
    shines through brightly in her performance. Ben Davies plays Rachels
    real life ”Big Brother” a steet guy she befriends. The real Nathan is
    on record saying Davies performance is spot on and captured his true
    feelings for Rachel and the honest purity of their relationship.

    Because Rachel’s mother, Beth Nimmo, is executive producer, the ”props”
    are even authentic including Rachel’s famous red Acura, the hand print
    class project poster, the gloves left by the homeless woman, and more.

    You will laugh, cry, and leave the theater motivated to live your with
    eternal purpose.

  • lwalls9406October 23, 2016Reply

    We need this right now.

    As a Christian, I’m always fussing about how much garbage comes to
    themovies so I go to every film put out. With that said, they aren’t
    always fabulous. In the past, they have not always been of the highest
    caliber. I think we should expect the same from them as we do from any
    other film so I haven’t rated them. This is different. Not only is is
    mostly true (and we know this because Rachel’s mom had part in it, as
    did other eye witness testimonies and Rachel’s own journals), but it
    isreal…the real life struggles of a teen struggling to do what’s
    right.It hit me to the very core because I was that girl. This doesn’t
    paint things as perfect for Christians, and that’s great because we all
    know it IS NOT. I think every single middle school and high school
    student should see this, and every single youth group across America
    should take their students to watch it. At a time when our culture is
    sorely lacking in perseverance and investing/believing in anything, I’m
    Not Ashamed reminds us all that sometimes you have to put your faith in
    what you know and stand for something.

  • Dave McClain ([email protected])October 24, 2016Reply

    an inspiring and tragic story, with appeal beyond the Christian community

    On April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado, two Columbine High School
    students, seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students
    and 1 teacher at their school and injured 21 others in the deadliest
    U.S. school shooting to date. The first of the students killed was
    17-year-old senior Rachel Scott, who was eating lunch with a fellow
    student just outside the school. The film ”I’m Not Ashamed” (PG-13,
    1:52) is Rachel’s story. The script by Philipa Booyens, Robin Hanley,
    Kari Redmond and Bodie Thoene doesn’t shy away from the buildup to the
    shooting, but this isn’t primarily a story of tragedy. It’s a story of

    In most ways, Rachel Joy Scott (Masey McLain) was a typical high school
    girl. She had supportive friends, but she was insecure. She was
    attracted to one of her classmates, but lacked the confidence to pursue
    her crush. She had struggles at home and sometimes did things that got
    her in trouble with her parents, but she wasn’t really a ”bad” kid. She
    had hopes and dreams, but couldn’t see what life had in store. And she
    kept a journal, which forms the basis for the narrative of this film,
    plus first-hand accounts about Rachel’s life and the circumstances
    surrounding her deathย… only weeks before she would have graduated.
    (Note: Rachel isn’t the Columbine victim who was the subject of the
    book ”She Said Yes”.) As the film opens, Rachel’s divorced mother, Beth
    (Terri Minton), is having trouble supporting herself and her five kids.
    (Rachel is the middle child.) Beth eventually remarries, but she and
    her new husband, Larry (John Newberg), have problems steering Rachel
    toward making positive choices in her young life, as when Rachel sneaks
    out at night to attend parties with her friends (Victoria Staley,
    Taylor Kalupa and Emma Elle Roberts). Rachel is being raised in a
    household of strong Christian faith, but doesn’t really embrace that
    faith until after spending the summer before her senior year with
    family in Louisiana.

    Even when she makes her family’s faith her own, she struggles to live
    according to the Bible. She seems more concerned about pursuing a
    romantic relationship with Alex (Cameron McKendry), the BMOC in her
    drama class, and she shies away from discussing her increasing faith
    with him. Eventually, her commitment to Christ strengthens to the point
    that it drives a wedge between her and her closest friends. Yet, she
    still continues seeking, learning, growing in her faith, and finding
    ways to live out that faith, such as when she determinedly befriends
    and helps a homeless teen named Nathan (Ben Davies).

    As Rachel’s story unfolds, two of her classmates, Eric Harris (David
    Errigo, Jr.) and Dylan Klebold (Cory Chapman) bond over their shared
    hatred for high school culture and the world in general. With Harris
    taking the lead, the two teens begin discussing acting out their
    frustrations through violence and plan what became the Columbine
    Massacre. As their story careens toward its tragic collision with
    Rachel’s, the focus stays on Rachel’s spiritual journey and director
    Brian Baugh handles Rachel’s final moments tastefully and with
    compassion (although he does take some liberties with a few of the
    factual details).

    This is an inspiring and tragic story, with appeal beyond the Christian
    community. The Columbine Massacre is an event of ongoing interest and
    relevance, so there’s understandable interest in a film set against
    that backdrop. This movie stays just this side of exploitation, but
    does indulge in a few brief moments of melodrama. The story of Rachel
    and her classmates is engagingly and realistically told and generally
    well acted. However, regardless of your personal religious beliefs (or
    lack thereof), Rachel’s struggles with issues of faith and personal
    conduct should be relatable to most Movie Fans, and Rachel makes for a
    very sympathetic character. With built-in drama and universal themes,
    ”I’m Not Ashamed” rises above most faith-based films in both appeal and
    quality. ”B+”

  • michellereuter-28043October 26, 2016Reply

    Great movie for many reasons

    This movie touches so many areas in a teen’s life. It’s amazing just
    how many. My family and I have been dealing with a major problem this
    week and seeing this movie helped immensely. We are Christians, but
    Christians are not insulated or immune to problems and challenges. This
    movie brought us closer to God in a number of ways, and afterward my
    children were crying and saying they knew they needed to be better
    people. Of course Rachel’s story was difficult at times to see. I
    highly recommend this movie – but especially for those in their teens.
    Teenagers deal with so many stressful, scary situations, and they need
    us. They need our support, our time, and our love. I thought having
    babies and toddlers was hard. This is a different hard. Many things we
    deal with now as parents is way overwhelming and difficult. We need
    more uplifting, Christian movies like this – we need hope and

  • engelcrOctober 26, 2016Reply

    Sweet and Touching Story. Inspiring Movie for all Ages.

    This movie left me thinking, ”Wow, how one life can touch so many
    people.” As Rachel says in the movie, ”God uses everything–even the
    bad.” Rachel was an everyday teenager who struggled with the issues
    common to her age group. Yet in the end, she found faith that saw her
    through. Highly recommend this wonderful movie. It does not focus on
    the shooters although they have various cameos.

    The acting was wonderful. Great casting. The production values are
    high. It is refreshing to watch a movie whee the central focus is ”What
    is going on in my heart? Where am I going in life? How can I make a
    difference?” I drove home from the movie…just in silence….wanting
    the full effect of the movie to wash over me. I think as Rachel would
    probably tells us today, ”Love never fails.”

  • lowesarahOctober 26, 2016Reply

    Encouragement for life

    I’m Not Ashamed is a powerful story that will inspire and encourage.
    Everyone should see this movie! Students will be encouraged as they see
    Rachel’s challenging journey to gain strength, freedom and hope through
    the mine fields of her parents divorce and school bullying. From
    insecurity to security in Christ. Powerful release of forgiveness
    toward friends that betrayed her. Healing over broken relationships.
    Honest sharing of the pains of growing and learning. Though Rachel
    found herself through these situations, the movie is filled with
    sensitivity and is not preachy. There are a number of humorous scenes
    but I still needed tissues as I walked through this journey with this
    precious girl. Go see it….take your family….take your
    friends….talk with them about what you learned…listen to their
    views…. spread the word!!!!

  • lowesarahOctober 26, 2016Reply

    Encouragement for life

    I’m Not Ashamed is a powerful story that will inspire and encourage.
    Everyone should see this movie! Students will be encouraged as they see
    Rachel’s challenging journey to gain strength, freedom and hope through
    the mine fields of her parents divorce and school bullying. From
    insecurity to security in Christ. Powerful release of forgiveness
    toward friends that betrayed her. Healing over broken relationships.
    Honest sharing of the pains of growing and learning. Though Rachel
    found herself through these situations, the movie is filled with
    sensitivity and is not preachy. There are a number of humorous scenes
    but I still needed tissues as I walked through this journey with this
    precious girl. Go see it….take your family….take your
    friends….talk with them about what you learned…listen to their
    views…. spread the word!!!!

  • bkrauser-81-311064October 27, 2016Reply

    Maybe the Best Christian Film

    I’m Not Ashamed is based on the life and premature death of Rachel Joy
    Scott, a student who went to Columbine High School on the fateful day
    Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris committed, what was at the time the worst
    school shooting in U.S. history. The film is brought to you by Pure
    Flix Entertainment, an independent Christian film and television studio
    which should give you an indication of who this movie is for and what
    it’s trying to accomplish. Given my particular track-record with this
    production company, I came in fully expecting to hate this film –
    especially given its uncomfortable subject matter. Yet by the time the
    film reached its inevitable, heartbreaking conclusion, I must admit,
    this little Christian title had me a bit misty-eyed.

    The film begins with a young Rachel drawing on her wardrobe cabinet
    with Crayon. We’re given a brief tour of her broken home before she’s
    whisked away as a teen to Louisiana for the summer to stay with her
    aunt (under the pretense of avoiding negative influences). It is in
    Louisiana she rediscovers Christ, starting her sophomore year at
    Columbine as a baby born again with a necklace cross to prove it. Yet
    as she rejoins her friends she soon recognizes the struggle of being
    disciplined in a school culture dominated by teenage angst, blossoming
    libidos and weekend partying.

    Is I’m Not Ashamed Ham-fisted; yeah, pompous and overbearing; sure,
    amateurish in its execution; you bet, but the story, partially taken
    from Rachel’s diary has a ring of truth to it. We’re put into her
    head-space and can empathize with her struggles to fit in while staying
    true to her values, finding humility in ourselves as she stumbles,
    falls and gets up again learning as she goes. For once I felt like I
    was watching a movie about a Christian instead of a Christian movie. It
    never feels like a lecture or a sermon but rather a case for
    understanding; a peek into a worldview through a coming-of-age tale.

    The story is served stupendously by the young Masey McLain who doesn’t
    so much debut as arrives to the medium announcing she’s the genuine
    article. She easily sidesteps the stodgy staging, internalizes the
    poorly delivered lines of her counterparts and reacts like everything
    is designed for her. That’s no easy feat when you have a movie that has
    her pulling a manic pixie girl routine for a homeless man (Davies) with
    poorly designed tribal tattoos and the haircut of a 1960’s NASA

    Additionally, the very rudimentary direction and cinematography can’t
    help but undercut the film at every turn. There wasn’t a single
    inspired moment. Of course an argument can be made that I’m Not Ashamed
    purposely eschews the Norman Rockwell sheen of Miracles from Heaven
    (2016) or Heaven is For Real (2014) to give it a certain authenticity.
    Yet I’d be more receptive to that idea if it wasn’t so obvious they
    were trying for it. At it’s best the film has the poorly executed sweep
    of a below average music video complete with scenes of the least
    exciting teenage ragers in history. At its worst I’m Not Ashamed
    resembles a Valtrex commercial.

    A lot can be said about producer David A.R. White and Pure Flix’s
    unabashed cavort towards Christ-ploitation but at least there’s little
    doubt they actually believe what they’re selling. I’d be lying if I
    said I didn’t pruriently enjoy the flippant potshots towards groups not
    attune to the film’s values – in this case the silliest analog is
    Cameron McKendry as a crush who ”doesn’t want to use labels”. At this
    point, the kind of culture war contrarianism this kind of stuff is
    known for should be reacted to with a roll of the eyes.

    Yet when all is said and done, Rachel’s initial message of compassion
    and kindness shines through the usual muck and noise. While yes, it
    might be just as shabby looking as your average 7th Heaven (1996- 2007)
    riff, the familiar wrapping shouldn’t necessarily dissuade. For once
    we’re treated to a grown up, Christian worldview that proudly states
    what it’s about instead of quibbling over what it’s against.
    Considering that almost never happens, I’m Not Ashamed is arguably the
    best Christian film made yet.

    And yes I did chuckle during the credits when, once again, we were
    zealously given the number to the film’s text campaign.

  • Bob LancasterOctober 27, 2016Reply

    I’m Not Ashamed makes a huge impact

    I highly recommend this movie! What a beautiful soul, only 17 and yet
    Rachel Joy Scott was very deep and loving. She exemplified true Christ-
    like attitude and influence. The fact that the movie came from her
    journal and those who knew her, made it so genuine. Multiple great
    messages about forgiveness, grace, loving others and the impact it has
    on others, even though not always known at the time. At times, Rachel
    lost her way, but God had a great mission for her life, and reminded
    her with little notes along the way, so she could get back in the
    center of His will. Truly a special person used by God, and a great
    example how to love others without judgment. Life changing!

  • Edgar Allan PoohOctober 27, 2016Reply

    Many movies have been made in response to the Columbine Massacre . . .

    *** This review may contain spoilers ***

  • bkendrick-53198October 30, 2016Reply

    Patron Review of ”I’m Not Ashamed.:

    Seldom does a movie impact me deeply and make me cry. I hate doing that
    as a man, and I realize its a faceless stereo-type. The acting was
    excellent. The message this movie left with me absolutely galvanized my
    need to give it ”two thumbs up” with all of you that may be considering
    watching it. After the movie was over, I cried quietly all the way
    home. Yes, it was that ”impactual” if that is even a correct
    word…lol. As a favor to me, please take the time to go and see this
    movie. It has a very good message to ANYONE that goes to see this. It
    graphically displays the plight of these kids. It captures the actual
    events and emotions brilliantly. Thank you for reading this review.

  • Christ FreedomOctober 30, 2016Reply

    I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus

    Excellent film. Those getting down on the film have either NOT seen the
    film or have an Anti-God ax to grind. The real problem at Columbine in
    1999 which has NOT changed even today in our government schools is that
    when GOD was taken out of the classroom then darkness and despair was
    free to reign. This spiritual bankruptcy infects everyone and as this
    film shows that includes Christian youth as well. The film also shows
    us that a society that is godless collapses in on itself and leaves in
    its wake torn and twisted lives. It is sad that so many have turned
    from their Maker but since they have no answer for death they have
    struck a fools bargain. Why only 9 out of 10 well because the
    mainstream media distribution of this film is putting this film out of
    reach for many movie goers. We had to travel an extra 20 miles to see
    this film because our area REGAL did not pick the film up. The theater
    we went to had two matinees only on the weekend. And please don’t tell
    me there were better movies out right now. It is mostly slasher junk
    out for Halloween. This is a good film whether you are a Christian or
    NOT but sadly it is being prejudged by many who shout the loudest for

  • terridawsonOctober 31, 2016Reply

    inspiring, encouraging and thought provoking

    I took my 16 year old and her friend to see this. I was hoping it would
    encourage them to be strong in their faith and to want to make a
    difference. It’s the perfect movie for a high school or middle school
    student because they can relate to it so beautifully! We cried, we
    laughed, and we left thinking wow! what a remarkable and real young
    woman Rachel was! The drawing of the teardrops at the end still give us
    goosebumps- Last night my daughter was writing in a journal (something
    she hasn’t done in 3 years) and i immediately thought how she must have
    been inspired from seeing Rachel write in her journal, and she was
    asking about inviting friends to church (again inspired by Rachel). I
    was thrilled! This movie really touched and inspired my daughter in her

  • planktonrulesNovember 2, 2016Reply

    Excellent….but for a select audience.

    If you are a Christian and like movies about Christianity, then ”I’m
    Not Ashamed” is probably worth your time. If you don’t fall into this
    category, however, then you probably won’t appreciate or like the
    movie…it’s that simple.

    This movie is a dramatization of the life of one of the victims of the
    infamous Columbine Massacre back in 1999. Rachel Joy Scott was a
    Christian girl who died that day and the film shows her progression
    from a casual Christian to an ‘out and proud Christian’…and how that
    ultimately led to be being singled out for murder (something the media
    at the time de-emphasized) as well as the impact this young girl had on
    others’ lives. It’s all very sweet…as well as very disturbing and
    sad…at the same time.

    I think the biggest reason I appreciated the film is that while it
    showed a recreation of the events on the day of the Columbine High
    School shooting, it did NOT show very much–just the killing of Scott
    and shooting of a boy she was with at the time (whether or not he died
    as well, I do not know). The sum total of all this is oddly
    inspirational and there were no dry eyes in the audience at the end
    (hint–take along some Kleenex). I also appreciate how this film and
    quite a few others have recently targeted the Christian
    audience–giving them some family-friendly films that are well made and
    worth seeing. But, considering the subject matter, it is NOT a film for
    young kids.

  • gonzalezjosueNovember 17, 2016Reply

    This Movie is a must see!

    Movie was impacting and made me realize how short life is and while we
    are here we can make an impact like Rachel did.Its crazy because her
    walk with God inspired me she went through a lot of what the teens
    today are struggling with getting rejected also ridiculed for her faith
    that is what really open my eyes and changed the way I viewed
    everything because tomorrow is not promised for nobody. I’m really
    happy to have seen this movie and hopefully you will give this movie a
    chance you won’t regret it. Also this movie is amazing and everybody
    honestly should give this movie 8 star in the review tab because it’s
    really worth watching you can learn a lot from this movie and the
    experiences Rachel has been through and put it to practice cause life
    is too short and that is what this movie made me realize that while I’m
    here I can make and impact and not be ashamed of who I am this movie is
    a must see

  • floraposteschildDecember 12, 2016Reply

    Well, somebody should be ashamed.

    A semi-biographical (i.e. mostly made up) film about a girl who finds
    Jesus, has completely average problems, and sadly dies in a school
    shooting — because that’s the most important and interesting thing
    about Columbine. Those other kids, especially that boy who was killed
    for being black: who cares, really?

    Rachel seems to have been a nice enough girl (although she conned her
    mother into thinking she was ”witnessing” at all those drunken parties
    she attended), but she has been compared, in all seriousness, with Anne
    Frank. There are just so many parallels between a girl who had to study
    for physics tests, whose parents were divorced, and suffered absolutely
    no persecution for her religion or anything else until she died in a
    random shooting, with a Jewish girl during WW II who died of a horrible
    disease at the hands of people who hated her very being, after years of
    fear and suffering. They both wrote journals, dammit! But did Anne
    share her journal with a hunky homeless man? I think not.

  • Jose SaenzJanuary 11, 2017Reply

    Disgusting. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves!

    The Columbine High School Massacre was one of the most important
    impacts of our nation and our school systems for a multitude of
    reasons. A rather common but nonetheless heartbreaking event, the
    tragic murders of twelve people left many hearts broken and spirits
    withered. Families, friends, and all people nationwide watch their TVs
    in shock and sorrow, as they hear the gunshots and see the tears
    flowing in young teenager’s eyes. Most heartbreaking however was the
    fact that it wasn’t some foreign terrorist attack nor some natural
    fire, but rather at the helm of two psychologically troubled teenagers
    who wanted revenge. This in particular led a huge impact in our
    society, such as a push to more weapons security as well as multiple
    campaigns on Anti-Bullying and Mental Health counseling. But a lot of
    these changes were hinged on the biggest question of the time – ”why?
    Why did they do this?” Multiple claims were thrown into discussion but
    barely any of them were concrete: ”It’s the videogames!”, says one.
    ”It’s the bullies!” says another. ”Maybe it’s that pesky Marilyn
    Manson!”, says that fellow over yonder. Even to this day, these
    perceptions on the promotion of terrorism lingered as many people
    desperately wished for an answer to this tragedy.

    But then, courtesy of the TV-level hacks of PureFlix, I’m Not Ashamed
    lunges into the fray and claims to finally have an answer! Centered
    around the recovered accounts of a diary by one victim Rachel Joy
    Scott, the film dares cement the fact that the tragic murders of 12
    helpless victims wereย… an attempt to stop Rachel’s task of spreading
    the word of the Lord. No really. That’s it. I’m Not Ashamed literally
    evokes a metaphor saying that the root of terrorism stems from the fact
    that these people are Anti-God punk-rock losers who want to get revenge
    on those who believe in God.

    OH MY FING GOD!! And that’s not even the worst part of the movie.

    I’m Not Ashamed is a disgusting dumpster fire of a movie. A terrible,
    poorly-conceived catastrophe that dares use the last moments of the
    victims of Columbine as a plot device to halt Rachel Joy Scott’s
    ”exodus” without ever respecting or properly representing the truth out
    of it. It’s a pandering, bias-pushing disaster that sinks even below
    the worst this type of movie offers so far. It’s Remember Me bad. It’s
    Little Boy bad!

    Masey McLain plays a ditzy, obnoxious, Gossip Girl-esque version of
    Rachel as she struggles with her last days of high school by
    supervision of her Christian household. After one harmless night out
    with her friends, her strict mother suggests the proper penance is to
    spend the summer in exile with her God-loving cousin in the farm so
    that she can find her righteous path. After she does, she acts like a
    saintly, cutesy little button to all her classmates. She helps a
    douchebag get back on his feet, joins a theatre class, and makes a
    lovely friend with a mentally disabled kid. DAW, MOVIE! YOU’RE JUST THE

    It’s not all smiles and sunshine though. At times, she ponders about
    her faith and her place in the world like any other angst-y, stupid
    teens back then who never keeps in mind to anything other than
    themselves. This happens along with her breaking up with friends,
    arguing with parents and boyfriend, and dealing with stereotypical
    bullies. But then after some undiscernible reason, she finally finds
    her place (again?) with God and finally make friends with everyone in
    the school.

    Oh, and I should also mention the SHOOTERS OF COLUMBINE!?!?! Yeah,
    apparently Eric and Dylan’s backstories are rushed and haphazardly
    scattered throughout the movie until the final scene in which they have
    their way with Rachel and her newly found Christian friends (a scene
    that, mind you, looks straight out of a sadistic Mel Gibson movie).
    Because of the insulting rush-job, they’re given the most retrograde
    and insulting character traits that only the most cynical, right-wing
    filmmakers can come up with. They play violent videogames, argues
    against God, salutes to Hitler, wears black, gets bullied comically,
    shoots weapons for revenge instead of sport like the original two
    shooters, and worships a pho-creationist/fascist ”natural selection”
    belief. These guys sound like they should be fighting against Jack
    Reacher instead of a classroom!

    Even apart from the asinine depiction and the insulting agenda- pushing
    by PureFlix, I’m Not Ashamed is just bad. The staging and direction is
    limp and inert. There’s no clear motivation or logic in anything going
    on within character or narrative. None of the acting works. The song
    cues are obnoxious. The dialogue swings from on-the- nose to just
    awkward. The drama’s plagiarized tenfold from other, better high-school
    movies. Most damning, there’s no way of smart, complex morality at play
    in a story that DEMANDS it. The bullies stop being bullies because
    ”GOD, YAAS!!” and the shooters have no other trait beyond the ”kill all
    that we hate!”. It’s insulting and unpleasant.

    Now to iterate; I don’t hate God or am against any of those who follow
    a belief. I strongly believe that anyone has a right to follow their
    beliefs and that I don’t have any place to criticize anyone because of
    that. To all my Christian friends who love these Pureflix films or in
    general loves the aspect of spreading the word of the Lord, do what you
    wish and I am glad you do so.

    However, as I still stand, this movie is just disgusting. Everyone
    involved should be ashamed for this movie. I would never criticize any
    belief or opinion, but for a movie like I’m Not Ashamed to do exactly
    that implicitly is just horrible. I want to burn this movie. I want to
    erase it from my subconscious and hope to never utter its name or see
    its poster again.


  • komradekontrollJanuary 20, 2017Reply

    Don’t Do That

    This is probably the most well-made Pure Flix film to date.

    Too bad it’s taking advantage of a tragedy to push it’s religious

    You see, when you make a movie about such a tragedy, you owe it to the
    survivors, and the families of the deceased to get your facts
    right…as well as not push your agenda.

    The ending to this film never happened. It didn’t. The rest of the film
    probably didn’t happen either (save for the actual school shooting).

    The most offensive thing about this film isn’t even the ”this is a true
    story” aspect to it, despite being riddled with falsehoods.

    No the most offensive thing about this film is how it tries to
    manipulate you, especially at the end of film, by using such a tragedy
    to elicit an emotional response. They even got actual survivors and
    friends of Rachel to place flowers and such on her car, though none of
    them seem to question the validity of the movie (probably because they
    had no idea just how bad the movie really is).

    Movies about tragedy can be made, but please, don’t use tragedy as a
    backdrop for your agenda.

  • thesnowypuckJanuary 24, 2017Reply


    Confused at to why people are on here rating 1 star and trashing it
    because it’s religious….. Then why did you watch it? You obviously
    knew it was going to be a religious movie, and then you complain about
    it. Not to mention, this girl WAS A Christian. It’s not like they’re
    adding something that wasn’t there.. SHE WAS A Christian. Really sad
    that Atheists always feel the need to bash anyone and everyone who
    isn’t EXACTLY like them. *Sees trailer for Christian movie* ”I MUST GO
    Absolutely pathetic. ”Sad they had to push their religious agenda on
    here.” Sweetie, we didn’t ”push” anything. This girl was a Christian.
    Maybe it’s YOU who doesn’t know the whole story. Get your facts before
    you spew more ignorance.

  • Harald HoferJanuary 25, 2017Reply


    After ”God is not Dead” the makers of this film go one step further:
    They imply that atheist are most likely to become school shooters. The
    whole thing is disgusting and a pain to watch. The actors are nice and
    some of them talented, but nothing more. The characters are
    stereotyped, the story exaggerated. In the shooting not only religious
    people died but also none-religious: I don’t get this urge of
    Christians to present themselves as martyrs at every single
    opportunity. My advice: Just don’t waste your time on this abomination.
    Go out, watch the nightly sky and enjoy the feeling of being part of
    this fantastic universe. Take the time to think about this ”The stars
    died so that you could be here today.” Or just poke your nose. Even
    then your time is used much better.

  • Osiel EscalanteJanuary 27, 2017Reply

    A Great Film!

    I watched the film and absolutely loved it!

    The plot was great, and as someone who read ”Rachel’s Tears” (For
    anybody who does not know its a book with excerpts from her prayer
    journal) I’d say it’s pretty accurate.

    Now, if you are an atheist, this movie may not be for you. If you are
    not very sympathetic to the Christian faith this may not be for you
    either. But if you are a Christian or willing to keep an open mind to
    their faith I 100% recommend it.

    Overall this film is mostly accurate to Rachel’s life, and is a great
    film if you feel like shedding a few tears.

  • MaxJanuary 30, 2017Reply

    One of the saddest movies I’ve ever seen.

    This movie is getting a lot of hate. It has not even been released on
    the big screen everywhere… Maybe the story is told in a wrong way,
    but look past that.

    Despite it being based on a real event, I somewhat forgot I was
    watching a real story. The movie had this cheerful point where the
    world can be better, and then the sad ending… Left me sad for days
    and I don’t get sad often. Just look past the untold story or the
    religious part and you will get a wonderful movie more worthy of what
    it got.

    I recommend this movie to everyone to be honest. It does have its down
    moments, but ultimately, this movie was great. Has an impactful story
    and it looks completely realistic. I don’t remember seeing any clichรฉs
    or anything. It looks all normal and fun. Might leave you heartbroken
    at the end, but it is still worth watching.

  • Gee VeeJanuary 31, 2017Reply

    Knowledge of what you are commenting on is required.

    All the people giving this movie a bad review, because it either didn’t
    address the reasons for the Columbine killings or that it expressed
    Christian beliefs, are narrow-minded myopic people, who don’t even have
    enough mental capacity to understand that the movie was not about the
    Columbine shooting.

    This is a most excellent movie if you want an accurate portrayal of the
    contents of a high school girl’s diary. This is not a movie about the
    Columbine shootings. It is a movie about the struggles of a high school
    girl who became a Christian her junior year and the internal struggles
    that she went through as written in her diary. It does show how her
    life ended, but that was just just the conclusion of an accurate
    portrayal of her diary. If the movie is approached with this focus in
    mind, and not an expectation of a focus on Columbine, then this movie
    will move you to tears.

  • Luke RadmoreFebruary 4, 2017Reply

    Disgraceful, Manipulative and Disrespectful

    This film isn’t just bad because of its poor acting, directing,
    screenplay and editing. It is using a tragedy to push a personal agenda
    . The death of a teenager is being turned into a martyrdom and this is
    the most egregious example of propaganda I have seen since the end of
    the cold war. The memory of Rachel Scott and the other victims is being
    exploited and used by the filmmakers to present the Columbine massacre
    as a religiously motivated attack when in reality it was simply two
    mentally ill boys taking out their frustration and rage on the easiest
    targets they could find. Portraying Scott as a saint whitewashes her
    life and this film reduces her to a characterless puppet of the
    filmmakers who remorselessly use her to tug the heartstrings of the
    Christian community and essentially beg for money from them at the end
    of the film, even giving a number to text money to. On top of this
    shameless exploitation, the execution was so poor that it had us
    laughing out loud at supposedly serious moments. While Rachel Scott is
    in Heaven, the filmmakers will certainly find themselves in Hell.

  • gasmaskproductionsbooksFebruary 8, 2017Reply

    Plays out like a lame Lifetime Afterschool special

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  • claireb-78357February 15, 2017Reply

    Well Done! Recommend This for Schools and Youth Groups

    How fortunate that Rachel Scott’s diary was found in order to have a
    view into one of the lives lost at Columbine. It must have been
    heartwrenching for her family and friends to see this on the ”big
    screen,” but perhaps it provides a way for them to honor her life and
    help to continue the healing process.

    Because the subject matter is so disturbing, I do agree with a PG-13
    rating. That being said, I also believe this movie should be shared
    with every youth group. It would also be beneficial as part of schools’
    ”anti-bullying” programs.

    Each person impacted by Columbine has their own unique story. The
    struggles and questions faced by Rachel were well portrayed. The actors
    who were cast as Rachel and Nathan did an excellent job. Very

    This movie showed how kindness, compassion, and forgiveness can change
    hearts and lives. Rachel’s brief life continues to have ripple effects
    nearly 20 years later. The Lord truly must have welcomed Rachel into
    heaven with ”Well done, good and faithful servant” and continues to use
    her life to point people to Him.

  • zacharykielerFebruary 16, 2017Reply

    Missing the point of the movie

    Atheists out there slam this movie because they think this movie is all
    about Christianity and cashing in on this tragedy. While yes it has
    Christian overtones. Rachel Scott was a Christian this was her belief
    and people need to respect her religion. For Atheists to slam this
    movie proves they don’t get the point to this movie. Recently I watched
    a Anne Frank documentary at the beginning the director of the talks
    about Anne which directly Applies to Rachel Scott ”The World will never
    know who was lost or what was lost when these kids were murdered there
    future was shut down for them but if we imagine what we lost we might
    belong with those who directly experienced this event more deeply and
    more humbly” Rachel Scott was a beautiful human being, if everybody was
    like her the world would be a much better place may she RIP.

  • castle23-189-26613February 16, 2017Reply

    Good movie based on Rachel’s journals

    I am not really a church goer but it is very interesting the adverse
    reaction some have to Christianity in a movie. It’s like that reaction
    vampires have in movies to the cross or holy water. I found the movie
    enjoyable and inspiration yet so tragic. My daughter could relate to
    similar struggles in school and the dynamics. What seems evil (or
    dysfunctional if you would like to use a secular term) is that
    individuals like Rachel are the ”fascists” in the world we live in,
    whereas groups like Antifa at Berkeley are the new solution. The movie
    does have some drinking and smoking in it and some sexual situations
    but nothing R rated. I would watch this with a teen, it may be a bit
    much for a ten year old depending on your viewpoints.

  • snpereraFebruary 20, 2017Reply


    so, I never really cry at movies…but for this one I did. Wow. What an
    amazing story and it is so heartbreaking that it is real. I have seen
    my fair share of Christian movies and yes some of them are terrible and
    cheesy but this movie, wow. The acting is great and the story and the
    message is great!! This amazing young women lived her life for God and
    I loved that it showed that she wasn’t perfect, that she back-slipped a
    lot but she changed. I love the heart of the movie and I believe that
    all the actors in it wanted to do the girl’s story justice and I will
    always love this movie! There are some great Christian movies out there
    people and this is one of them!

  • HerewegoMarch 1, 2017Reply

    Slightly misguided, could have stayed true to the diary and maintained facts of the day.

    My issue with this isn’t that it is a Christian film, rather the total

    The diary of someone who is trying to find their own identity and deals
    with being ‘different’ does not need the added drama and lies that this
    brings. As a non Christian it made me reflect on how intolerant I am of
    people with religion and that actually that is wrong, as they are not
    Godly beings, they are just people with beliefs that I find naive, and
    forget that this is hurtful to them. The diary which Rachel Scott kept
    to that end has had impact, and the focus of the film should have
    stayed true to it.

    There are many theories about why Columbine happened, mental illness,
    bullying etc However it is well documented that Eric and Dylan set out
    to blow the school up and shoot those trying to escape, and they didn’t
    actually know anyone who they killed. I’m unsure why there was this
    side story of the two killers having a personal vendetta almost towards
    her as this isn’t true. It’s clear from the film and other accounts
    that Rachel got up peoples noses for being too nice and rightly or
    wrongly shoving faith at people.

    Craig Scott seems to be on every Columbine documentary, every
    anniversary article and is more commercialised and coached for each
    one. Why the parents of the Scotts seem to think it is acceptable to
    make out their daughter was asked about God before being shot is just
    beyond me, is the story not sad enough? It is documented the question
    of someone being asked about God was Cassie Bernell or someone else in
    the library, and the shooters were taunting everyone. It is extremely
    offensive to take someone else’s dying declaration and give it to this
    girl. That is the problem of this film, tell us how faith caused social
    issues, the fight to be who you want to be but the worry of non
    acceptance, and even how sad it is that as she accepted herself it was
    too late as she was killed, but please credit your audience and
    document correctly.

    The only time Eric and Dylan needed to appear in this if at all was the
    end, the sensationalism just ruins it and makes her parents appear
    lying, manipulative, money grabbing people profiting off their own
    daughters death.

  • andrijam-93713March 2, 2017Reply

    Great movie nothing less nothing more ๐Ÿ™‚

    The great story, really moved me to be reliable for talk with other
    people in society, to be helpful and to not judge anyone.

    Also made me aware of certain people who are marginalized in society,
    instead of marginalizing them like anyone else I am moved to talk to
    them and try to help them for what I can.

    This is really one of few movies that moved me.

  • Jason Lloyd (cjase22007)March 13, 2017Reply

    Don’t miss this one!

    This movie was very well done. Great story and the fact that it is a
    true story makes it much better. It brought me back to my high school
    days. Rachel was a great soul who helped everyone who came in her path.
    I don’t understand the controversy or how some say it was exploited.
    This is her story and she was a Christian. That’s all. In her own
    words, ”Love and compassion can start a chain reaction.” Highly

  • barbourjohn-633-608932March 19, 2017Reply

    Inspiring and Encouraging!

    Where were you when Columbine happened? I remember it well. I was at
    science camp (Lake Hume, CA) with about 20 of my Middle school students
    in the cafeteria surrounded by hundreds of other students and faculty
    from all over California. Needless to say, the whole place sobered up
    in a hurry.

    But little did I know that it would take 18 years for me to realize the
    true significance of that event. That realization came when I watched
    this movie. The story of Rachel Scott is an amazing testimony of how
    God can take a horrific event and use it to reach millions of people
    with the gospel. It is interesting to note that her life has touched 22
    million people; exactly twice as many as Hitler killed. Watch the movie
    to see the contrast between Hitler’s and therefore Eric and Dylan’s
    idea and Jesus and Rachel’s idea of making the world a better place.

    It is also an amazing testimony of how God prepared Rachel for the way
    she would glorify Him. Friends, He is doing this with all of us who
    follow him. If you want a film that inspires and encourages you; you
    can’t do much better than this one.

    I highly recommend this movie as one of the best Christian movies out
    there. The divide you see between the critics and the general audience
    is telling. Many of us have learned to discount the critics through the
    years realizing that they cannot be trusted to give a proper
    assessment. Also, this story is itself an example of how the secular
    media gets it so wrong most of the time simply because they have no
    spiritual discernment and work for bosses that are often hostile to the
    Christian worldview.

    On a technical note: In my opinion, this movie is another example of
    how Christian movies are getting better and better.

  • IrishmoviereviewerApril 19, 2017Reply

    This movie does show a lot of Rachel’s life

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  • TMay 20, 2017Reply

    Emotional, Real & worthwhile watch

    I do not get emotional at many movies. This one really touched me. This
    movie seems to have been made very true to the real life writings of
    Rachel Joy. How anyone could criticize the motive behind the movie is
    beyond me. They are telling the story FROM her actual journal. Please
    watch this movie. She was a REAL girl who I will now remember always.
    18 yrs ago as I was home holding my sleeping 10 month baby, watching
    that horrifying coverage from the sky of students running out of the
    school in a town I never heard of before. I never would have imagined
    that now 18 yrs later I would be so inspired by this story. Watch the
    movie. Live for Jesus. And if you do not know Jesus, how can you NOT
    think that adding compassion to our schools and world are not a good
    thing? Look up the website Rachel’s Challenge. This organization goes
    into public schools and really helps save kid’s lives who were close to
    suicide. It has touched over 22 millions students and counting in a
    very real way. Thank you so much to all those involved!!!

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