The death of his 15-year-old friend sparks Kirk Cameron to address the question of why bad things happen to good people. Through storytelling and dramatizations, Cameron goes back to the Book of Genesis to uncover the origins of evil and sin.
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- Kirk Cameron
- Darren Doane
- Faith & Spirituality
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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 Unstoppable is more of a sermon than a documentary. For a little more than an hour, Kirk Cameron (a popular young teen of Growing Pains fame in the '80s) tries to answer the eternal religious mystery: Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? He speaks directly to the audience throughout, illustrating some of his heartfelt Christian beliefs with a number of visual scenes and sequences taken from the Bible, as well as current-day events (an "imagined" business meeting and an actual funeral). The depiction of Bible stories, as they are seen here (some sensual, some brutal), may be disturbing or frightening to kids; the Cain and Abel portion, specifically, is accompanied by some violent and bloody images. Primarily of appeal to teens and adults who already have a strong religious mindset.
- Sexual Content
- A lengthy sequence shows Adam and Eve at the moment of their creation, and their discovery of a mutual sexual purpose in the Garden of Eden is suggested with bare shoulders, caresses, and lingering appraisal of one another.
- Several scenes depict Cain's slaying of his brother Abel. Though an effort is made to bring film artistry to the event, it's clear that Cain uses both a club and a rock to brutally kill his brother. Blood flows in several shots as the narrator attempts to explain God's purpose by allowing this act of violence.
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- Social Behavior
- Faith-based, message-driven film attempts to answer the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" The Bible is used as literal source material for Kirk Cameron's belief in an all-powerful God who uses pain and suffering to create unshakeable faith and confidence in His goodness and purpose.
- A lengthy promo for Liberty University, a Christian college, precedes the movie.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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