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A WEEK AWAY

"Let’s Go to Camp!"

Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.
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What You Need To Know:

A WEEK AWAY is a musical streaming on Netflix. Will is a troubled teenager who’s committed crimes and caused problems at schools and in foster homes throughout his life. When a family offers to put him in a Christian summer camp rather than being sent to juvenile detention, Will agree with trepidation. Will arrives at camp and meets Avery. Avery has a twinkle in her eye, and Will likes her but another teenage boy, Sean, is interested in her as well. Will wonders if he will be able to connect with Avery and wonders if she will accept his troubled past.

A WEEK AWAY is a fun, exciting, enjoyable Christian musical that families will love. All of the songs are catchy and well done. The movie talks about some real hardships of sickness and death, but shows that God is near to those who call to Him. The movie also shows one character turning to Christ and finding joy and peace through his transformation. A WEEK AWAY is a great option for the older children and family to enjoy and sing along.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong evangelical, Christian, Biblical worldview where one character comes to Christ, prayer and calling out to God are extolled, and worship songs are performed

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities

Violence:
A teenager pushed against a wall in one scene

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality, but teenagers do kiss

Nudity:
No nudity Alcohol: No alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
There’s some deceit, and a teenage boy gets in trouble for stealing a police car.

More Detail:

A WEEK AWAY is a musical about a troubled teenager who’s constantly in trouble with the law, with every school and with every foster home in which he has lived, so after another theft, he is offered a choice between juvenile detention and a family who wants to put him in a summer camp that’s Christian. A WEEK AWAY is a fun, exciting, highly enjoyable Christian musical that the entire family will love.

Will has been in and out of foster homes. When he steals a cop car, he’s taken into child services and they tell him he must go to a juvenile detention group home. This is the last thing Will wants to do, but just at that moment, a woman and her son, George, enter and tell Will they will take him to summer camp. Will isn’t exactly thrilled about the idea of camp, but he doesn’t want to go into juvenile detention either. So, Will reluctantly goes.

Once Will gets to camp, he meets Avery, a teenage girl around his age whose dad runs the camp. Avery and Will have an instant connection, but another teenager, Sean, has been interested in Avery for some time. This camp is a church camp, so Will wonders if Avery will like him if she knew about his past, so he lies.

Will Avery choose Sean or Will? Will Will be able to open up to Avery about what he’s done in the past?

A WEEK AWAY is a very fun, very enjoyable musical. Many of the songs are popular Christian songs that have been combined in very clever ways. All of the songs are catchy and well done. Overall A WEEK AWAY is a great option for the entire family to enjoy and sing along.

A WEEK AWAY has a strong Christian, Biblical worldview. The movie talks about some real hardships of sickness and death, but shows that God is near to those who call to Him. The movie shows one character turning to Christ and finding joy and peace through his transformation. There is very little to no caution, though very young children may not understand the hardships mentioned in the movie.