In the midst of a successful music career, Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins decides to take another path and exiles himself to Navajo country. This affecting biopic chronicles Mullins' long struggles with faith during his too-short life.
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- David Schultz
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ragamuffin is an intense, searching movie based on the real-life story of Christian artist Rich Mullin's struggle with alcoholism, addiction, isolation, depression, and his art and faith. It digs deep into unsettling scenes from his past, features several instances of verbal abuse from his father, and scenes of drinking and hangovers but also intense artistic exploration and growth. Though it's ultimately a bracing and honest exploration of what it means to try to live an artistic life in keeping with the tenets of Christianity and is a thinking man's approach to faith, the mature themes and emotional intensity make this better for teens.
- Intense scenes of sadness, emotional abuse between a father and son, and sustained struggle with alcohol and depression. Discussions of a little brother who passed away. A man breaks phone-booth glass with the phone after a distressing call. A man collapses onto a floor and dies while a man sobs over him. A man receives a call that his father has died. A car skids out of control and flips over.
- Frequent use of profanity such as "damn," "hell," and "pissed."
- Social Behavior
- Art can help people work through suffering. There's a strong focus on redemption through the Christian faith.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Casual cigarette smoking throughout. Several shots of a man swigging from bottles of liquor or beer, sometimes stumbling drunk or hungover or referencing feeling hungover.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it