Leap of Faith

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In the movie, Leap of Faith, Jonas is a fake faith healer, who uses all the tricks in the book to con the people attending his shows. Jonas and his team of helpers, including Jane who is in need of some romance, travel the country stopping at big towns and cities to put on their show. When one of the trucks breaks down in a small town, Jonas is quick to accept the challenge of making money in this town. His other goal is to seduce Marva, a waitress in the town, but she's a hard nut to crack. In the beginning of the movie Jonas had more faith within himself than in religion. You can say that Jonas is one of those people who just feel unstoppable in what they want to do. In this case Jonas used his strong confidence to do bad deeds and steal people’s money. Jonas has his way with words, where he talks to peo Continue...

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That was all true until he met someone who doesn't have faith and that is Marva. Jonas first meets Marva at the restaurant, at the little town where his bus broke down, and he falls for her. Jonas couldn't ignore them so he came out talking to the coward, but by then the kid was walking toward the Jesus statue and he touched it. Later on during the movie she see's that Jonas has a soft spot for her little brother. Jonas was confused and highly shocked to believe it was a real miracle, but he still played along with it. Jonas tried to avoid the kid at first by ending the show but everyone in the crowd was yelling for one more healing. After he touched it, the crippled boy fell and by a real miracle the crippled boy was beginning to walk again. She then gains all respect for Jonas and her belief in God rises. Around the second or third day a miracle was done over night. Marva on the other hand has issues during the movie. After that scene Jonas ran away and hitched hiked into a truck. She saw a miracle of her little brother walking again and she believe Jonas has to do with it. During that night Jonas got a bigger crowd with high beliefs of healing.


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