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END OF THE ROAD

What You Need To Know:

END OF THE ROAD is a crime thriller on Netflix starring Queen Latifa. Brenda and her two children are forced to move from Los Angeles to Texas after her husband’s death. Brenda’s brother comes along with them. Part way through the trip, however, the family experiences racism and other unpleasant sightings, which causes tension among them. After they stop at a motel, they overhear a man being murdered in the next room. Chaos ensues as Brenda and her family are swept into a world of crime and violence. Will Brenda be able to protect her family?

The editing and camerawork in END OF THE ROAD are unique, but the acting and plot fall into cliches and bring nothing new to the crime thriller genre. END OF THE ROAD has some light positive messages about the importance of family. For example, Brenda often puts her children’s safety above her own. However, this uplifting content in END OF THE ROAD is marred by excessive foul language, extreme violence, some lewd content, and some stealing that occurs during the movie’s happy ending.

Content:

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light moral, redemptive pro-family worldview about the importance of family, but the movie lacks anyone with moral fiber, aside from the mother, who does anything to protect her children

Foul Language:
Heavy foul language throughout, including about 20 “f” words, at least 30 other obscenities (including some “s” words) and at least 15 profanities, including a few GD profanities

Violence:
Graphic violence throughout includes characters killed and wounded by gunshots (shown in graphic detail) and car crashes, other people are stabbed, a woman and child are beaten and forcibly kidnapped, and a woman is hit in the head with a baseball bat

Sex:
A couple have sex, mother’s daughter is cat-called, a woman starts to undress but is stopped

Nudity:
An unmarried couple fornicates while naked, but the scene is shot from a distance, and it’s difficult to see details

Alcohol Use:
Men drink beer in one scene

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No tobacco smoking, but a man smokes marijuana and offers it to his niece, and the movie reveals that the crimes involved in the story are about drugs and drug money; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Movie has a positive conclusion in the main plot, but people wind up taking some of the stolen drug money, so the ending also contains some moral relativism.

More Detail:

END OF THE ROAD stars pop music icons and actors Queen Latifa and Ludacris in a crime thriller on Netflix about a widow and her family who overhear a murder taking place in a motel room next to their room, which puts the family’s lives in danger.

After the death of her husband, Brenda decides that Los Angeles is too expensive and wants to move across the country to Texas. Her two children, Kelly and Cam, are apprehensive about the new change, but soon enough, they set out from California, along with Brenda’s brother, Reggie.

While in New Mexico, Brenda already finds herself struggling to protect her children when several people make racist comments to her daughter. Another group of boys harasses her daughter.

Despite the hostile environment, Brenda remains optimistic about the family move, because it offers time for the family to process their grief together. The family stops at a motel to spend the night, and that’s when their road trip turns from unpleasant to deadly. The family overhears a man being murdered in an adjacent room. Chaos ensues as Brenda and her family are swept into a world of crime and violence.

Will Brenda be able to protect her family?

END OF THE ROAD tells an archetypal American story of a mother and her children being threatened by dark forces. The editing and camerawork are unique, but the acting and plot fall into cliches and bring nothing new to this archetypal story or the crime-thriller genre.

END OF THE ROAD has some light positive messages about the importance of family. END OF THE ROAD has some light positive messages about the importance of family. For example, Brenda often puts her children’s safety above her own. However, this uplifting content in END OF THE ROAD is marred by excessive foul language, extreme violence, some lewd content, and some stealing that occurs during the movie’s otherwise positive ending.

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