Synopsis: This absorbing fiction adaptation of Corbin Bernsen’s film RUST, which featured him in the starring role and director, is currently available for purchase and streaming online at Netflix and other online sites.
In the midst of a crisis of faith, a man finds hope where he least expects it—his hometown. James Moore is a former pastor who returns home to discover his childhood friend is implicated in the arson of a farmhouse and the murder of an entire family. Convinced of his friend's innocence, James sets out to find the truth. In the process he reclaims a relationship with his father, restores hope to a floundering congregation, and rediscovers his own lost faith. Rust is an uplifting tale about faith, family and the powerful ties that bind a community.
Review: This is one of those rare cases where I would have to say that the movie is better than the book. While I enjoyed the faith aspect of the story and how it was the center of the plot, I found the novel too "wordy" for my tastes. There was an over-abundance of description throughout, which caused me to get bogged down in reading. I believe the relationships should have been a bigger focus, as they are in the film. In my opinion, watching the DVD would be a better option than reading the book.
Rating: Three stars
About the author
Corbin Bernsen comes from an entertainment family and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in television, theater and film. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master’s degree in playwriting from UCLA, and was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his performance as Arnie Becker in the hit NBC TV series LA Law. He most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series Psych. His work includes roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the Major League films. Other film credits include Lay the Favorite with Bruce Willis and The Big Year with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. He also appeared with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Rust is his first novel, and he also wrote, directed, and stars in the feature film of the same name. Bernsen’s latest film,Christian Mingle, was released in January, 2015 by Capitol. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons