Returning to his father's church after turning his back on God, a young singer (Boris Kodjoe) makes an unpleasant discovery: His childhood nemesis (Idris Elba) has a "new vision" for the congregation. Writer-director Rob Hardy helms this inspiring drama based on the biblical parable of "The Prodigal Son" featuring the music of Yolanda Adams, Martha Munizzi, Delores "Mom" Winans and "American Idol" finalist Tamyra Gray.
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- Rob Hardy
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PGThematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; director's commentary; making-of featurette; cast and crew information.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film includes two scenes showing parents' deaths, and ongoing discussions about how to cope with such loss and the resulting anger and sadness. The film includes mildly sexual images (a husband and wife appear in bed together) and early on, an R&B dance performance featuring gyrating bodies. Focused on family tensions, the film includes various scenes showing discord between father and son, husband and wife, a couple trying to get back together, and former best friends. In an early scene, characters briefly smoke, dance suggestively, and drink in a red-lit nightclub. Later, in despair, a character drinks alone in his home, then while he is driving.
- Sexual Content
- Some sexual language and imagery (in an R&B concert, in a married couple's bedroom); no sex per se.
- Two scenes showing parents' deaths.
- Very mild.
- Social Behavior
- Some greed, some family tensions, competition and arguments between childhood friends.
- Thematic, in the sense that characters consider how to expand and essentially, "sell" the church.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some drinking and smoking, clearly framed as self-destructive behavior.
- 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