What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this indie drama about a faith-healing paraplegic DJ (yes, you read that right) is quite intense, and is likely to overwhelm tweens and younger teens, even those who might be intrigued because it co-stars Orlando Bloom. Expect plenty of heavy (but also possibly thought-provoking) discussions about religion, economic strife, despair, helplessness, and poverty. There's also lots of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), some violence (including scenes where a man burns people’s arms), and drinking.
- Families can talk about the movie's messages. Would you consider it a religious and/or spiritual film? Why or why not? What is the film's perspective on religion?
- Does this movie do justice to its difficult subject matter (i.e. the moral challenges a priest faces when needing to raise funds for his mission)? Who do you think it's intended to reach?
- What is the movie saying about being selfish vs. selfless? Which characters fall into each category? Is it difficult to be selfless?