War Room Friday, 03 April 2020

War Room

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Good Lord.

  • Starring:

    Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Alena Pitts, Michael Jr., Jadin Harris,Tenae Downing, Beth Moore, Kathleen Dellinger

  • Directed by:

    Alex Kendrick

  • Running time:

    120 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are threatened by a mugger holding a knife. A dream sequence shows people being hit, strangled; domestic violence. A man switches meals with his wife (fear of poisoning implied). A man admits to stealing, fraud. Arguing, yelling. Images of Vietnam War (air raids, missiles fired, explosions, machine-gun fire, military vehicles/personnel). Landmines mentioned. Blood/gore: War footage of wounded soldiers. Heimlich, CPR, mouth-to-mouth mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, ogling. A man contemplates cheating on his wife. Tight-fitting workout gear. Getting it (sex) mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Prescription pills, packet of cigarettes, glasses of wine seen.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Butt. Heavy religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    God, Jesus, prayer, faith, forgiveness, hope, marriage, family, real estate, church, communication, strategy, mother-daughter relationships, infidelity, foot odour, theft, deceit, double Dutch.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased husband/father (heart attack) mentioned. Job loss, vehicle repossession. Cemetery, church, hospital settings. Squirrel. Toilet, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Soft, fluffy, earnest, sincere, well-meaning, uplifting, innocuous. Persuasive/potent/effective/enjoyable performances, good/professional production values, apt soundtrack. Target audience will enjoy.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Cliché-ridden, contrived, heavy-handed, overlong, ham-fisted, camp, overwrought, turgid, shameless, superficial, preachy. Some openly ludicrous plotting, listless/unimaginative production values, flat acting, repetitive/unnecessary scenes, soap opera-ish storytelling, unintentional/tired comic moments, argues that women/wives should be subservient, forced humour, non-target audience will dislike.

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