Regarding her recommendation, Tonya wrote:
To Save a Life is written by a youth pastor and addresses many controversial subjects like suicide, teen drinking, sex, drug use, cutting and hypocrisy. If you haven’t yet figured it out, this is not your typical ‘Christian movie.’ It is however, an honest look at what many of our teens in the church and out of the church deal with.
To Save a Life is not going to be a movie that all Christians will enjoy watching because it’s challenging. It addresses areas about ourselves that we don’t like to think about. It also challenges us to make a difference. This is a movie that I think you should sit down and watch with your kids because unfortunately I think we forget just how many pressures our children are faced with and yes, I am including homeschooled children in that statement.
The writer at "Focus on the Family" wrote:
I'm inclined to let Mr. Britts have the last word in this case. Partly because after watching his movie, I wanted to watch it again. And I wanted to show it to my 16-year-old daughter—because it actively applies biblical principles to serious subjects teens struggle with every day. But it's not just because she should see this movie. It's because she'd love to see it, too.