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"THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE"
(2017) (Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes) (PG)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A former child star turned thirty-something bad boy of Hollywood finds his life changed when he's sentenced to 200 hours of community service working for a church.
PLOT:
Gavin Stone (BRETT DALTON) was once a child TV star complete with his own catchphrase. But with bad role models in Hollywood, he's grown up to be a thirty-something bad boy who's the subject of tabloid fodder. His latest incident -- the trashing of a hotel -- has resulted in him being sentenced to two hundred hours of community service at Masonville Bible Church, not far from where his estranged and widowed father, Waylon (NEIL FLYNN), still lives. While his dad reluctantly lets him stay in his old bedroom during his service stint, Pastor Allan Richardson (D.B. SWEENEY) welcomes him in the mindset that everyone deserves a second chance.

His adult daughter, Kelly (ANJELAH JOHNSON-REYES), doesn't share that same sentiment, mainly because the egotistical Gavin has decided he's had enough of mopping the floors and would rather help with the church's annual production of "Crown of Thorns" where she's the director. Others, such as Doug (SHAWN MICHAELS), John Mark (TIM FRANK) and Anthony (PATRICK GAGNON), are happy to have the famous star join their ensemble, and Kelly reluctantly agrees to let him have the lead role playing Jesus simply because no one else can act.

That works for Gavin, especially since he's attracted to Kelly, even if the feeling isn't remotely mutual. By putting on the guise of being a devout Christian and then actually helping the production get better, however, the actor slowly but surely begins to win over Kelly. But when Hollywood comes knocking -- in the form of Gavin's former TV director, Mike Meara (CHRISTOPHER MALEKI), who'd like to cast him and his reputation in a recurring part of his weekly show -- the actor finds himself torn between a second chance in his career and one in his life.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
It might be of interest to those drawn to Christian-oriented movies.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For thematic elements including a crucifixion image.


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