"God in the Inner City"
What You Need To Know:
SET APART is a good evangelistic, emotional story. Its weakness is some static dialogue. Its strengths are a good sense of jeopardy, good acting and good direction. There is some fighting in the movie and gang activity, such as drug sales, but all of this is done in a very TV, low-key manner that does not exploit explicit details. The altar calls are powerful and clear, and the ending is a high note.
(CCC, BBB, VV, A, DD, M) Very strong Christian worldview about a mission and missionary to inner city kids with overt evangelism and altar calls; no foul language; fighting and people hit and beaten up, guns drawn; kissing and suggestion of prostitution; no nudity; alcohol use; some drug selling; and, gang activity and stealing.
SET APART is based on a true story about an inner city ministry to down and out youths.
Michelle, Ray, Anthony, and Marcus have been coming to the Power Company ministry, but are also being seduced by the local gangs. Pastor John asks his rodeo friends, Randy and Heidi, if they can take the four young people for the summer, to give them a new chance at life. The youth go because each one is running away from something they’ve done. Ray has stolen some drug money, and the drug lord wants it back. Michelle mother’s boyfriend has shot the mother and the rest of her family. Marcus defended his brother, Anthony from the gang, and so the gang has vowed to kill him.
When they get to the ranch in Colorado, they have to work very hard like everyone else, mucking up the stables, caring for the horses and doing the other chores. One of the ranch hands, J.T., has an annoying habit of catching each one of them before they do something wrong. J.T. himself has a very mysterious past. The gang in Los Angeles finds out where they are and comes after them. They have to choose gang life or faith.
SET APART is a good evangelistic, emotional story. Its weakness is some static dialogue. Its strengths are a good sense of jeopardy, good acting and good direction. It is encouraging that Sony Provident is making such movies available to audiences around the world.
There is some fighting in the movie and gang activity, such as drug sales, but all of this is portrayed in a very low-key manner that does not have explicit salacious details.
The altar calls are powerful and clear, and the movie’s ending is a high note.