What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this faith-based indie drama features some bad behavior from its hero, including smoking, drinking, and casual sex (the last takes place off screen but is insinuated). He's arrested for breaking in to his ex-girlfriend's estate; when he's broke, he commits other minor crimes (panhandling, stealing, selling stolen goods). A grandfather dies of old age off-screen; his funeral is shown. Jason finds a crashed plane in Ecuador; while he's there, drug-dealing villains beat, imprison, chase, and shoot at him and his guide.
- Families can talk about the change in Jason. What is the "ultimate gift" his grandfather teaches him? How do the various secondary characters -- his materialistic mother, the "bum" who steals in the park, the "amigo" in Ecuador -- help Jason learn his lesson? How does Emily provide Jason with a model for good behavior?
- Is it obvious that this movie has faith-based messages? Why or why not?