Life was easy when Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) was a child star, yet adulthood is proving more difficult. After an arrest and community-service sentence, the struggling actor fakes being a Christian just so he can bamboozle a megachurch into giving him the lead in their spectacular Easter passion play. But taking on the role of Jesus Christ leads to a spiritual journey he never expected. Directed by Dallas Jenkins, who also founded the Christian production company Vertical Church Films.~Violet LeVoit
This movie is great. The acting is good and the story line, though predictable at times, is a great message about forgiveness and how a person can change. I do not recall any foul language, nudity or anything else that would be inappropriate for young children, though there is a bar scene.
Let's get that out of the way first. If you don't want to be "preached" to, then don't bother. Now, as far as the movie goes, I loved it. It made me laugh out loud and cry in spots. The story is about a former child actor that must do community service or time. He does his community service in a local church where he ends up as Jesus in their Easter Play. From there, we are offered the story of redemption and eventually the resurrection of Gavin. Don't be surprised. You knew we would get there. But it's the getting there that makes the story funny and interesting.
Christian movies are getting better and better these days and this one is no different. I highly recccomend this movie to everyone because of the great story line, humor and realism of the film. It really will please any family movie night for adults and children alike.
I like the movie ,Would give it 3 and a 1/2 stars .The plot was pretty good .The actors did a good job . The church production of the life of Jesus was a little too well done to be believable For a church group .But I did enjoy the movie .It seemed pretty predictable in the end how it was going to turn out ,Still a nice break from all the violence we see in all the other movies that are out these days .