JESUS REVOLUTION is an accurate, compressed portrait of the hippies and Vietnam War protestors who find Jesus because God calls several Christians to tell them about Jesus Christ. The plot is propelled by a love story between an impoverished young man, Greg Laurie, with an alcoholic mother, and Cathe, a beautiful young woman from a wealthy Southern California family. Cathe becomes burned out by the drug scene. She brings Greg to Pastor Chuck Smith’s growing church in Newport Beach. Lonnie Frisbee, a young hippie preacher, has convinced Chuck to open his church to the young, disaffected people who’ve been drawn to Southern California.
Kelsey said his faith in God has helped him overcome trials in his own life.
“I’ve had hiccups. I’ve had some tragic times. I have wrestled with those and worked my way through them,” he told USA Today. “Sometimes rejecting faith, sometimes rejecting God even, in a period of being pretty angry about it. Like, ‘Where were you?’ That kind of thing. But I have come to terms with it and have found great peace in my faith and in Jesus.”
‘It’s not cavalier – Jesus made a difference in my life. That’s not anything I’ll apologise for,” he added.
Grammer, 68, said that he hopes that viewers are encouraged to pursue faith after watching JESUS REVOLUTION.
“It’s really uplifting. It’s a good movie. My wife and I saw it together. She was just dissolved in tears and said, ‘It’s the best thing you’ve ever done,’” he said.
Despite its counter cultural subject matter—an explicit Christian story of God’s redeeming power through the word of God—JESUS REVOLUTION earned high praise from viewers and grossed over $15M at the box office.
With a $15.5 million box debut, JESUS REVOLUTION shows that Christians will turn out in droves for a movie that honors faith and family values.
The movie, which stars Jonathan Roumie as Lonnie Frisbee, Kelsey Grammer as Pastor Chuck Smith, and Joel Courtney as a young Greg Laurie, opened to $15.5M at the box office—making it the third most profitable movie for Feb. 24-26.
Meanwhile, secular critics proved just how out of touch they are with what audiences really want.
Movieguide®, however, knows that content that promotes strong biblical values scores at the box office, as evidenced by this impressive opening weekend. Christians will show up and purchase tickets for their entire family when they can be assured that a movie contains little to no excessive content and will honor the values they preach in their own homes.
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