The movie is a Christian biographical drama that details the lives of Phil and Kay Robertson. It follows them from childhood through marriage and portrays their deep struggles as a young family.
Phil founded the hunting and outdoor recreation company Duck Commander in 1972. Phil and Kay have four sons – Jase, Al, Willie and Jep. Their lives and stories were revealed to the nation through the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty, which aired from 2012 to 2017.
The Blind: The True Story of the Robertson Family was released on September 28, 2023, in nearly 2,000 theaters. According to Deadline, the film was originally set to run for eight days in theaters before its run was extended twice due to extremely high demand.
Miss Kay told the Washington Examiner that it wasn’t easy to let people see the turmoil of her story.
“I still dream about it. Like you know, the bad. And then I’m so glad I wake up because then that’s not true,” she said, adding,
We wanted to help people, and I know for a fact that’s what the film is doing. It’s helping people, and that was the main goal behind the movie. And I’m excited about that. I really am.
You can watch a trailer for The Blind here:
While The Blind may tell the story of the Robertson family’s redemption, as Phil and Kay make clear in the movie – it wasn’t them doing the redeeming.
God was the one who redeemed and restored the Robertson family. And He’s ready and willing to redeem and restore each and every one of us, if we choose to cooperate and turn to Him.
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Peter 2:24-25, ESV).
You can read Focus on the Family’s Plugged In movie review of The Blind by clicking here.
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Phil and Kay Robertson recently appeared on an episode of the Focus on the Family Broadcast “Hunting for Hope and Happiness” to share their inspiring story of love and redemption. You can listen to them reflect on their tumultuous first years of marriage, and how God transformed their relationship, by clicking here.
If your marriage is struggling, Focus on the Family offers Hope Restored Marriage Intensives. Hope Restored is a biblically based, Christian counseling experience for couples facing a crisis moment in their marriage or suffering from years of disconnection and relationship decay. You can find out more about Hope Restored here.
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