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RUDY

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What You Need To Know:

RUDY is the heroic, basically true struggle of a little guy trying to reach the impossible dream of playing football at Notre Dame. Through his perseverance, he becomes a real life role model in reaching a desired goal. Regrettably, the depiction of Catholicism is somewhat skewed, although a sovereign God is implicitly extoled; and, the film is marred by some foul language, although the character using the most profanity is reformed by his girlfriend.

Content:

(B, C, AB, LL) 14 obscenities & 10 profanities--the character using the most profanity is reformed by his girlfriend; (no nudity, sexual immorality, sexual innuendo, or violence--other than in the game of football); and, funeral scene promotes capricious view of God & film is somewhat unsympathetic to priests, yet the film presents a moral view of character, the need for prayer, the sovereignty of God, & a positive view of the human spirit.

More Detail:

The film RUDY tells about Rudy’s struggle from boyhood to manhood to disprove his father’s dictum that dreamers are not doers. Despite the obstacle of his size, “5 feet nothing, 100 pounds of nothing, and virtually no athletic ability,” Rudy desires to play football for no less than Notre Dame. No one, including his father, his more talented brothers, his classmates, and certainly not his coach, takes him seriously. Rudy’s repetitive question as to whether he has done all he can do to achieve his goal leads him into conversations with a priest, to prayer and eventually to come to terms with his size, and in particular, with the sovereignty of God by making peace with his size.

Rudy is a modern-day hero, an overcomer with an indomitable spirit. His victory against the odds makes him a real-life model not only for his five younger brothers, but also for the viewer. Rudy accomplishes something rare in today’s movies. He makes one care about even his smallest struggles. This identification is a tribute to the fine casting, acting, realistic sets and scripting. Regrettably, the depiction of Catholicism is somewhat skewed, although a sovereign God is implicitly extoled; and, the film is marred by some foul language, although the character using the most profanity is reformed by his girlfriend.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.