"Sister Act in the Hood"
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PRAISE THIS is an interesting fusion of THE SISTER ACT and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL that eventually manages to come into its own. The movie has some excellent gospel singing and showmanship. Many of the musical numbers will bring viewers out of their seats. PRAISE THIS tells a strong redemptive story celebrating faith. Characters profess faith in Jesus, repent of past sins, and give glory to God. However, PRAISE THIS is marred by some foul language, suggestive content, teenage rebellion, and a line about selling marijuana. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children and teenagers.
PRAISE THIS is a musical streaming on NBC’s Peacock outlet. The movie follows Sam, a teenage girl from Los Angeles who wants to be a singer. Her mother has passed away, and her father feels exasperated with her disrespectful behavior and desire to become a professional singer. He sends her to Georgia to stay for a while with her Christian psychiatrist uncle and his family, where she finds that most people, unlike her home town, are professing Christians.
After Sam is caught lying to get into an adult party, her uncle sentences her to join his church’s choir. As she explores the Georgia music scene, makes friends with multiple Christian young people in the area, and begins to infuse some biblical themes into her musical endeavors, she finds that the place her father sent her is not so bad after all. However, will Sam’s visit really have the transformative effect on her that so many people are hoping and praying for?
PRAISE THIS is an interesting fusion of THE SISTER ACT and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL which eventually manages to come into its own. The movie has some excellent gospel singing and showmanship, and many of the musical numbers will bring viewers out of their seats. The story, though well worn, remains engaging, and theme of going for one’s dream and finding that there is a bigger dream to be pursued is powerful.
PRAISE THIS tells a strong redemptive story celebrating faith. Many characters profess faith in Jesus, repent of past sins, and seek to live in a way that gives glory to God. The main character is rebellious and arrogant at the beginning, disrespecting her father and looking down on her overtly Christian uncle, aunt and cousin. She undergoes a transformation when she’s forced to join a church choir and begins to be influenced by her newfound friends and their faith. As a result, she repents of past sins and seeks to live a life that gives glory to God and find a more abundant life in Christ. However, PRAISE THIS is marred by some foul language, suggestive content, teenage rebellion, and a line about selling marijuana. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children and teenagers.
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