HEAVEN BOUND

"Securing an Eternal Perspective"

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Content: +1 Discernment required for young children.

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What You Need To Know:

HEAVEN BOUND is a Christian comedy about a couple, who find themselves in desperate fi-nancial straits after the husband loses his nice job. Ted and Josie come to believe all their prob-lems could be solved by recovering their economic status. So, with help from Josie’s goofy brother, they decide to rob a wealthy Christian man rumored to have hidden jewels in his house. Their attempt backfires, however. The man catches them and decides to keep them hostage in his home, refusing to let them leave until they decide to follow Jesus. What ensues is a learning ex-perience regarding the value of the eternal, the limits of material wealth and the true priorities in life.

Some of the comedy in HEAVEN BOUND feels forced and even painful in places, but there are genuinely funny moments scattered throughout the movie. Also, the deeper spiritual issues the movie endeavors to discuss are handled in a thought-provoking and even emotional way. Some brief slapstick violence and the mature nature of the discussions regarding marriage and eternity in HEAVEN BOUND warrant caution for younger children.

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V, M) Very strong Christian worldview and redemptive elements in-cluding Bible quotations, discussions about eternity, church, witnessing, missions trips, Heaven, and Christ, very strong depiction of biblical moral values including generosity, integrity, trust, responsibility, forgiveness, compassion, faith, characters discuss what true relationship priorities should be, the value of the eternal, and that money is not the ultimate good or the answer to all of our problems; no profanity or obscenities; light action violence with people breaking into a man’s house to steal from him, a man holds people up at gunpoint, man accidentally hits himself in the head, burglar knocked out, man’s arm is injured, flower pot falls on man, dog yelps when elevator door closes on its tail; no sexual content except for one kiss shared between a married couple; no nudity; no drinking; no smoking or illegal drugs, but a woman mentions taking Vi-codin, and a man is given sleeping pills; and, greed, lying, insensitivity, manipulation, and steal-ing but mostly rebuked.

More Detail:

HEAVEN BOUND is a Christian comedy about a couple who find themselves in desperate financial straits after the husband loses his nice job. Ted and Josie come to believe all their problems could be solved by recovering their economic status. So, with help from Josie’s goofy brother, they decide to rob a wealthy Christian man rumored to have hidden jewels in his house. Their attempt backfires, however. The man catches them and decides to keep them hos-tage in his home, refusing to let them leave until they decide to follow Jesus. What ensues is a learning experience regarding the value of the eternal, the limits of material wealth, and the true priorities in life.

Some of the comedy in HEAVEN BOUND feels forced and even painful in places, but there are genuinely funny moments scattered throughout the movie. Also, the deeper spiritual issues the movie endeavors to discuss are handled in a thought-provoking and even emotional way. Some brief slapstick violence and the mature nature of the discussions regarding marriage and eternity in HEAVEN BOUND warrant caution for younger children.

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