SAME TIME NEXT WEEK

"Love Heals All Wounds"

Quality:
Content: -1 Discretion advised for older children.
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What You Need To Know:

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK follows the lives of Sarah, a widow, and Ryan, a widower, who begin to discover that they have many things in common. Although Ryan is ready to progress to the next chapter of his life with Sarah, Sarah struggles to look beyond the sadness of losing her husband. As Ryan and Sarah skirt around the more profound question about their friendship, their relationship and future are put in jeopardy. Are they ready to give love a second chance?

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK is a heartwarming romantic comedy. It explores loss, love, sacrifice, and the importance of friendship and marriage. Both Sarah and Ryan lost their spouses and must face their sadness together. Although the movie has no overt Christian elements, it stresses the sanctity of marriage and the importance of sacrifice, patience and understanding in relationships. Ultimately, Ryan and Sarah discover that love heals all wounds. One character suggests a dead person is still around a grieving person, but other people dismiss this aberrant idea. Otherwise, however, there are no questionable elements in SAME TIME NEXT WEEK.

Content:

(BB, C, FR, V, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview with redemptive elements where characters learn how to sacrifice for the ones they love, strong emphasis on loyalty and honesty in marriage and friendships, general elements of love, care and kindness throughout where a doctor goes out of his way to help people, patience and understanding are stressed in regards to relationships, plus a brief mention of spiritual healing and a spirit world where someone who is dead is suggested to be present, but this is dismissed as a crazy idea other characters in the movie

Foul Language:
No obscenities or profanities, but one borderline instance of “I swear to God”

Violence:
One of the characters fractures her wrist, but the accident isn’t shown, and the injury isn’t graphic, generalized conversations about working in the ER, mention of a car accident, death and loss is a major theme in the movie, but nothing is ever shown, a few visits to a cemetery, and mention of cancer being a cause of death

Nudity:
No nudity

Sex:
No sexual immorality but brief kissing between unmarried couple, brief kissing between engaged couple when he proposes

Alcohol Use:
Champagne at a wedding for toasts

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Dishonesty that is later shown as being harmful.

More Detail:

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK follows the lives of Sarah, a widow, and Ryan, a widower, who begin to find that they have many things in common other than their lost spouses, but are they ready to give love a second chance?

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK begins with Sarah, who’s checking off different things on a bucket list. One of those things is riding an electric scooter, and so Sarah goes to rent one. Walking past her on the street is Ryan, who’s at the end of a date. Ryan cuts the date short because he’s called into work at the hospital, where he’s a doctor in the ER.

While at the hospital, Ryan checks in on a patient who has injured her wrist, and it happens to be Sarah. He suggests that she gets an X-Ray and asks if there is anyone who can take her home. Cut to a building that’s being renovated. Here Maggie, Sarah’s sister-in-law, and her boyfriend, Tony, are renovating the bookstore Sarah and Maggie plan to open. Tony surprises her by proposing, but Maggie doesn’t want to tell Sarah for fear of making her sad about the loss of her husband Scott, Maggie’s brother.

Maggie picks up Sarah from the hospital, and they talk about the bookstore being Scott’s dream. Tony and Maggie still want to keep their engagement a secret. However, they wonder about Sarah’s secret, not knowing about the bucket list. Sarah goes to visit Scott’s tombstone and is surprised to find Ryan at the graveyard visiting his late wife, Harper. The two make the connection that they have both lost their spouse. Sarah says that she visits the cemetery every Sunday.

Ryan waits for Sarah to arrive the next Sunday. This time he invites her out to get pie and talk about the loss they’ve experienced because they can understand each other’s pain. She obliges, and they begin to get pie on Sundays at the same time each week.

As their friendship grows, they invite each other into their lives, and Sarah even shares the bucket list with Ryan. Ryan is ready to move onto a dating relationship. However, Sarah still struggles to accept his love and love him back due to her dishonesty about how she feels about losing Scott with those closest to her. Both Ryan and Sarah must face their pasts honestly. While Ryan is willing to sacrifice to do it together, Sarah is second-guessing her ability to be in a relationship.

Will Sarah be honest about her pain and willing to accept her second chance at love? Or, will she let the opportunity pass?

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK follows the lives of Sarah, a widow, and Ryan, a widower, who begin to discover that they have many things in common. Although Ryan is ready to move on to the next chapter of his life with Sarah, Sarah struggles to look beyond the sadness of losing her husband. As Ryan and Sarah skirt around the more profound question about their friendship, their relationship and future are put in jeopardy. Are they ready to give love a second chance?

SAME TIME NEXT WEEK is a heartwarming romantic comedy that explores loss, love, sacrifice, and the importance of friendship and marriage. Both Sarah and Ryan lost their spouses and must face their sadness together and with friends. Although the movie has no overt Christian themes or elements, it stresses the sanctity of marriage and the importance of sacrifice, patience and understanding in relationships. Ultimately, Ryan and Sarah discover that love heals all wounds. One character suggests a dead person is still around a grieving person, but other people dismiss this aberrant idea. Otherwise, however, there are no questionable elements in SAME TIME NEXT WEEK.

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