Ring the Bell
Successful sports agent Rob Decker travels to a small town to recruit a high school baseball star and finds himself stuck there. As he works to sign his prospect, Rob also becomes aware of the simple and honest values of the locals.
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- Thomas Weber
- DVD and streaming
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ring the Bell is a heavy-handed Christian drama that features an orphanage full of young boys and teens who've lost their parents, either through abandonment, alcoholism, or deaths that are referenced. There also are long scenes of characters talking about faith and God and encouraging other characters to become Christian. There's a long scene featuring a Christian concert, followed by a sermon and call to confess. There's a plot about a sports agent who tries to sign a young baseball player, but the focus is on getting this guy to see that his shallow life of money, cars, and success is nothing if he doesn't have God. There are positive lessons about living an honorable life and spending time with others and getting to know them to better understand their point of view, as well as being transformed by witnessing kindness to become more kind and giving in one's own life, but all this is sold through a strong message to recruit believers. Best for older kids and not likely to hold the attention of young ones.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- References to deceased family members and parents who have died in a car crash or a plane crash or were hurt in a car accident but then survived. A man tells a story of a tribe of men who murder a group of missionaries.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Faith is more important than money. Success isn't everything. You should take the time to get to know people and respect their choices.
- Flashy cars, status, wealth are used to depict a character as shallow and worldly.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Brief reference to a mother with a drinking problem.
- 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