"Redemptive Story Marred of a Fighter Turned Priest"
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FATHER STU: REBORN has a powerful Christian worldview about everyone being able to change and be transformed by Jesus Christ. FATHER STU: REBORN is also a very entertaining, well-made and well-acted movie that’s been modified from the original R-rated version, FATHER STU. This version has less foul language, though it still has some light sexual commentary and some cursing. FATHER STU: REBORN has some witty humor but also several touching moments that will melt your heart.
Based on a true story, FATHER STU: REBORN stars Mark Wahlberg as a rough man with a rough life until one day a beautiful woman leads him to church. FATHER STU: REBORN is a powerful, touching drama, with a strong Christian worldview, about a man transformed by Jesus Christ, but it has some foul language and heavy themes.
Stuart, known as Stu, has had a rough life. Due to his love of boxing, he’s been beaten up very badly in the ring. The doctor tells him and his mother that if he continues fighting, he won’t live. Stu’s mother gets nervous about this idea and tells him he must find a new career. So, Stu packs up what he has and moves to Hollywood to try his hand at acting.
When Stu gets to Hollywood, he gets a job at the grocery store as a butcher to pay for his expenses. While at work, Stu sees a beautiful girl, Carmen, coming shopping. Carmen won’t pay any attention to Stu, but he finds out she goes to the local Catholic church. So, of course, Stu decides to go to church too. Stu is a fish out of water in the church and even critiques the mass, but afterwards he gets lunch and sees Carmen. Carmen tells Stu the only way he can see her is if he goes to Sunday School and helps her teach the class with the children.
Stu starts to go to church and to Sunday School with Carmen, but he hasn’t made a change in his life yet. One night, after drinking too much, Stu gets on a motorcycle and is hit by a car. Once this happens, his entire life changes forever. Will Stu’s life be redeemed, transformed and saved?
FATHER STU: REBORN has a powerful Christian worldview about everyone being able to change and be transformed by Jesus Christ. Also, FATHER STU: REBORN is an entertaining, well-made movie. It has some witty humor but also touching moments that will melt your heart. Toward the last third, the story turns directions, and the issues and plotline change a bit. Despite this, FATHER STU: REBORN is constantly entertaining. The movie, which has been re-edited to get a PG-13 rating, has some cursing and implied sexual themes, however.
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