"Redemptive and Heartwarming"
THE INVESTIGATOR is a Christian movie inspired by true events.
James Buanacore has been a police investigator for 20 years. He’s a family man that does his best to spend time with his pregnant wife Stephanie and his young son. Things go horribly wrong when a man is accidentally killed during a drug bust operation. With James being the sergeant in charge, the blame falls on him, and he’s forced into early retirement. To make things even worse, his wife Stephanie goes into labor and miscarries their child. This pushes James to question his faith in God and go into an angry depression.
James isolates himself until his famous brother from Hollywood gets him an interview for a job at a Christian high school teaching criminal justice and baseball. Hesitant at first, James eventually relents, knowing it’s a good decision.
The teaching job proves to be more difficult than James expected. The baseball team lacks good recourses because the school cares more about football, and the students in his criminal justice class lack enthusiasm. James is slowly able to discipline his baseball team. He even gets his class to investigate deaths from history so they can form their own conclusions.
When a scandal hits the Christian school, many of the students and teachers, including James himself, question their belief in God. When things couldn’t seem to be worse, a student challenges James to form an investigation revolving around the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. James accepts the challenge that will change both his life and the lives of his students.
Even though THE INVESTIGATOR starts off slowly, once James starts teaching at the school, the dynamics of his character and persona become more intriguing. Some of the story and acting falls short of industry standards, but the production quality is acceptable. The strongest point of THE INVESTIGATOR is its positive faith-filled message. James regains his faith in God. He also inspires his students in the process. He’s even able to change the failed leadership in the Christian school that was hurting the students. The only objectionable content are a few light obscenities and some drug references. Otherwise, THE INVESTIGATOR is a Christ-centered, heartwarming story about finding redemption and truth.
(CCC, BBB, L, V, A, DD, M) Very strong Christian, moral worldview includes a pastor preaches briefly on Easter, character rediscovers his faith in God and shows the evidence of Christ to his students, prayer, grace, redemption, and the truth of Christ’s death and Resurrection are extolled; six light obscenities; a man is shot in the chest and some blood is seen, a fight breaks out on a baseball field, and people are punched; no sexual content; no nudity; light drinking; light smoking and the Christian high school has a coach that gives his players over the counter drugs, but he’s caught and arrested; and, adult coach secretly violates drug laws, two rebellious students try to take advantage of weak teacher but they are rebuked, and some youths are bullies, but bullying is rebuked.
THE INVESTIGATOR is inspired by true events. James Buanacore was a police investigator for 20 years. He’s a family man who does his best to spend time with his pregnant wife Stephanie and his young son, but he’s forced into early retirement after an accident happens under his watch at work. To make things worse, his wife Stephanie goes into labor and miscarries their child. James goes into an angry depression and begins to doubt his faith in God. James get’s a job as a baseball coach at a Christian high school that just might change him and his students forever.
THE INVESTIGATOR starts slowly and could be better. But, once James starts teaching, the dynamics of his character and persona become more intriguing. The strongest point of THE INVESTIGATOR is its positive faith-filled message. James regains his faith and inspires his students in the process. He even changes the failed leadership in the Christian school that hurt the students. The only objectionable content are few light obscenities and some drug references. Otherwise, THE INVESTIGATOR is a Christ-centered, heart-warming story about finding redemption and truth.