Miriam and Dave Lapp are a charming young couple with a brood of adorable children. Dave works in and part owns a construction company. They are also members of the ‘Old Order’ Amish community in Pennsylvania,whose church forbids all technology – though Dave gets lifts to work in a car and the couple,by allowing themselves to be filmed,risk the wrath of church elders. Having outlined their traditional life-style to camera Miriam persuades several friends to be happily filmed and it becomes clear that the Lapps and other,younger Amish,believe that,having been rebaptized to allow a more open evangelical approach – risking excommunication thereby – they feel the need for a change in the community. The film ends as the family consolidates its dream to own their own farm.
Original title Amish: A Secret Life
IMDb Rating 7.5 103 votes
TMDb Rating 5.8 5 votes