Living a Life with No Take Two: Lessons from the Movie “Rewind”

Cut! Take Two!

In the world of filmmaking, these words signal the opportunity for a second chance. It’s fascinating how movies allow unlimited takes, giving actors the chance to get it right. But what if life had no rewind button?

Movie Review: “Rewind”

Recently, we experienced the powerful narrative of “Rewind.” Despite its PG rating from the MTCRB, urging parental guidance for children under 13 due to some profanity and intense scenes, the film imparts crucial lessons often overlooked.


A quick glimpse into the storyline reveals John and Mary, a married couple with a son named Austin. John’s relentless focus on work transforms him into a grumpy, self-centered man. A tragic accident resulting from an argument during their child’s school performance leads to Mary’s untimely death.

Filled with anger and remorse, John encounters a divine intervention. God offers him a second chance—to rewind time and correct the course of his life for the sake of his wife.


The movie stirred deep emotions, prompting tears as it reminded us of life’s inevitability. Death is not a matter of if, but when—it’s merely a countdown for everyone, including our loved ones. This realization serves as a poignant backdrop to the profound lessons “Rewind” imparts.

The Bible tells us in Hebrews 9:27:

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.

Death is such a great equalizer. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, male or female, everyone would experience death unless Yahshua would return and give us immortal bodies. Knowing and understanding that we are all going to die should wake us up and make sure we have the right priorities in life.

Life’s Priorities

Going back to the movie, what transformed the main character from a self-centered, egoistic, and grumpy man into a loving, caring, and understanding husband was knowing that he would soon die. This realization prompts us to ponder: If we were to die tomorrow, how would it impact our choices? Would we prioritize our families over work, and our spouses over leisurely activities?

Moreover, the movie beautifully underscores that if the possibility of your own death is real, the same holds true for your loved ones. Would knowing that your time with them is limited make you more understanding and patient when they make mistakes?

Living Intentionally

I believe we need to live our lives as if we are going to die tomorrow because someday, it will come true. Similarly, we need to treat each other as if it would be our last moment with them. By having this kind of perspective, we will surely be more loving, patient, and caring, treasuring each moment with our loved ones.

The Gift of Time

Another lesson from the movie is that the most precious gift you can give to your family and loved ones is your time. It is not the latest gadgets or expensive possessions; rather, it is the beautiful moments shared with loved ones that will never be forgotten.

We read in Colossians 4:5:

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

Redeeming the time means buying it back, being conscious about how we spend our time. Wisdom lies in knowing where to invest it. Are we too busy working to notice our loved ones growing apart?

Prioritizing Relationships

Most importantly, we need to spend more time with our Heavenly Father in prayer, Bible study, meditation, and fasting. Neglecting our relationship with Yahweh is not an option.

The movie’s inclusion of the importance of prayer is refreshing in our secular world. Austin, John and Mary’s son, prayed to God like talking to a friend, emphasizing that God cares about all aspects of our lives, big or small.

Trusting God’s Plan

When life seems perplexing, the movie teaches us to trust God’s plan for our lives and our families. While the future may be uncertain to us, God has a plan that surpasses our understanding.


Brethren, life is precious yet unpredictable. Let’s make the most of each moment, spending time with our families and friends while not neglecting our relationship with our Heavenly Father. As we journey through life, let us avoid regrets and live each day as a brand new chance to love and live better.

In the movie, John, bargaining with God, promised to live and love better if given a second chance. Unlike a movie, life doesn’t have a rewind button. However, God grants us each day as a new opportunity. Let’s not waste our God-given time, for one day, we won’t be here to make the right decisions.

So, live this life as if it’s the only day you have, making the most of every moment. As you eventually lay down on your death bed, may you echo the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7:

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

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