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Preacher's Kid

children & family, drama


Tired of being a Preacher's daughter and longing to experience more of life, 20-something ANGIE KING strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    50%
  • Audience Score
    65%

common sense

ON for kids age 14
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Inspirational film with mature relationship themes.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this retelling of the biblical parable "The Prodigal Son" includes some scenes of domestic violence, as well as alcohol and drug (marijuana) use. But the movie's ultimate story of redemption, as well as the importance of dedication, perserverance, and family come through loud and clear.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the idea of "making it" in show business. While many performers make it look glamorous and easy, how much work do you think it takes to attain success as a performer? How realistic do you think this movie is when it comes to portraying the road to show business success?
  • What are the messages in the biblical parable "The Prodigal Son"? How are those messages translated in this movie?
  • What kind of character is Devlin? What purpose does his character serve in the ultimate message of this movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    50%
    reviews counted: 6
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  • Audience

    65%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Crowd-pleasing, heartfelt and inspirational. It's a wonderful, uplifting, and life-affirming movie.

- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- John Anderson, Variety, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh: Well-enough executed for a flick on a modest budget to forgive the tendency towards melodrama. With a tenderhearted payoff arriving when the Prodigal Daughter asks her father for forgiveness during a teachable moment of mutual redemption.

- Kam Williams, NewsBlaze, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

it kind of felt tyler perry wanna be- ish. but i still kinda liked it. i hated some of the plot though. and some of the voices weren't as great as i thought they should be. i thought that the when the boy was waiting for the main character to come back, he should have been a little angrier. he just felt like a pushover. :/

- Rabbitzilla, Sunday, November 7, 2010

3 stars

An absolutely wonderful story documenting a young woman's struggle to find herself in life and figure out whether she belongs in a secular world or with the church family that has always been there. This movie is sad, sweet, and amazingly sappy.

- Hamee, Friday, July 16, 2010

3 stars

Not your typical 'Christian' movie, but definitely based around some serious Christian principles of love, forgiving, grace and redemption. This one hit home by showing that no matter how far you turn from God he never leaves you and that no matter how far you've strayed from his path it's never too late to turn around and go back home to your Father.

- VanillaInMyCoffee, Tuesday, June 22, 2010