DIVINE INFLUENCER is a faith-based movie on Pure Flix about a spoiled 29-year-old social media influencer named Olivia, who works for a fashion designer. Olivia offends her boss and gets fired. Meanwhile, her wealthy but philanthropic Christian parents cut off her allowance. The same day she loses her job, Olivia gets evicted from her apartment. A series of incidents leads her to get a job as an RA at a Christian rescue shelter’s dormitory for women, A man who went to her high school runs the mission. Can Olivia fit in, find Jesus and learn how to be less selfish?
DIVINE INFLUENCER is a heartwarming, uplifting movie about a spoiled, selfish woman finding Jesus and learning to help others. As Olivia, the woman in question, Lara Silva does a fine job showing the growth in her character. After all, it’s hard to love a character who’s selfish and spoiled. DIVINE INFLUENCER tells a story meant for older adolescents and families, but it’s a wholesome movie that offers a good way to introduce children to the idea of helping people less fortunate than themselves.
(CCC, BBB, V, N, M)
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, biblical, moral worldview stresses God and Jesus, with a few biblical references
No foul language
Man tracks down his abused wife and comes to the shelter where she lives, but he runs away when the male manager comes out to confront him
Brief upper male nudity when man comes out of shower
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
One woman is jealous of the lead female character and pulls a little prank on her and then helps get her fired from the selfless job she’s come to love.
DIVINE INFLUENCER is a faith-based movie on Pure Flix about a 29-year-old woman whose wealthy but philanthropic Christian parents cut off her allowance, and the woman ironically ends up at a homeless dormitory for women. DIVINE INFLUENCER is a heartwarming, uplifting movie about a spoiled, selfish woman finding Jesus and learning to help others.
The day after her 29th birthday, young Olivia Golden, a self-absorbed fashion influencer on social media, gets fired from her job for bad-mouthing her boss online and is evicted from her apartment for not paying the rent. The same day, her Christian parents call her from Europe, tell her they’re giving away most of their money and cutting her off. Apparently, this isn’t the first time Olivia got fired from a job.
In desperation, Olivia goes to Kimberly, the daughter of her boss, to ask her if she can crash at her place. Kimberly agrees, so long as Olivia takes care of her two pet dogs and her pet snake, Stanley, while she’s away for the weekend.
While walking the dogs, Olivia runs into Ryan, who lives in Kimberly’s complex and works at a small local homeless shelter called Harvest. Ryan went to Olivia’s high school. He invites her to come to the shelter’s Sunday dinner. Olivia didn’t know she’d be volunteering for the evening, but she doesn’t mind, though it’s clearly not her thing. She
surprised, however, to learn that a well-known local chef prepares the meals for the people. It turns out that Ryan actually manages the Harvest Rescue Mission.
The next day, Kimberly returns to her apartment, only learn that Olivia forgot to turn on the heating lamp for Stanley the snake, who almost died. Kimberly kicks out Olivia, who sleeps in her car.
Olivia tries to find a job and a place to stay, but it doesn’t go well. She even gets her car towed to the local impound lot. In desperation, she shows up at the Harvest Rescue Mission and asks Ryan if he has a job. It just so happens, that, only a minute before, the female RA at the women’s dorm just suddenly quit. So, Ryan gives the job to Olivia.
Olivia finds the job hard at first, because she’s not used to the kind of work the rescue mission needs her to do.
However, Olivia makes two mistakes that jeopardize her job at the rescue mission and the new friendships she’s made there.
DIVINE INFLUENCER is a heartwarming, uplifting movie about a spoiled, selfish woman finding Jesus and learning to help others. As Olivia, the woman in question, Lara Silva does a fine job showing how her character moves from a self-centered person to a person who cares about other people. The rest of the cast offers excellent support.
DIVINE INFLUENCER tells a story meant for older adolescents and families, but it’s a wholesome, family-friendly movie that avoids some of the harsher realities of many homeless people and people living on the streets, such as substance abuse and mental illness. Some may criticize the movie for this, but the movie is a good way to introduce children to the idea of helping people less fortunate than themselves. Especially since the movie focuses on putting God, Jesus and biblical principles front and center.
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