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"LAST OUNCE OF COURAGE"
(2012) (Marshal Teague, Nikki Novak) (PG)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A decade after his son's military death, a veteran decides to stand up against political correctness and bring Christmas back to his small town.
PLOT:
Bob Revere (MARSHALL TEAGUE) is a war veteran living in Mt. Columbus, a small town where everybody seems to know everyone. He's happily married to Dottie Revere (JENNIFER O'NEILL) and is proud of his son, Thomas (AUSTIN MARKS), when he heads off on a military deployment, what with being a veteran himself. But Thomas ends up killed in combat, leaving Bob and Dottie devastated and Thomas' young wife, Kari (NIKKI NOVAK), widowed and with a young son.

Fourteen years later, Bob holds down dual jobs in his town, working both as a pharmacist and the mayor. He and Dottie are pleased when Kari and her teenage son Christian (HUNTER GOMEZ) arrive for Thanksgiving. While the teen is befriended by middle school student Maddie Rogers (JENNA BOYD), her dad, chief of police Greg (RUSTY JOINER) - who's Thomas' former best friend -- reunites with Kari and a romance starts to bud between the two.

Things seem good until Christian wonders why traditional Christmas observances don't occur anymore. That awakens a fierce determination in Bob, not only about what Christmas really stands for, but also the freedoms for which his son died. He then decides to bring Christmas back to his town, including having related decorations on government property, something that doesn't sit well with civil rights activist Warren Hammerschmidt (FRED WILLIAMSON) back in his Washington, D.C. office.

From that point on, Bob proceeds with his plan despite that and the legal advice of others, all of which inspires Christian, Maddie and other kids to join his battle.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if the subject matter is of interest to them - otherwise it's not too likely.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking.


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