Parents' Guide to

77 Chances

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Sweet faith-based romance deals with grief and sadness.

Movie NR 2015 91 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+


Great movie to watch with friends even on a potential first date... as was the case with myself, my 78 year old friend Sharon and a woman I recently met on a Christian dating site. Well, Sundays I usually cook for my old friend who till recently lived alone... after deciding to BBQ and invite my new date over we glanced through titles on PUREFLIX and decided to watch 77 CHANCES. it was not a mistake... we were all very pleased with the content and subjects covered throughout. Romantic, thoughtful, funny, insightful... spiritual and clean most of all... what a breath of fresh air compared to what is coming out of Hollywood these days. Keep them coming.... we'll keep watching em'

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Is It Any Good?

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Unlike many other faith-based films, this is a well-performed, genuinely entertaining romantic dramedy that's about more than the religious message at its core. While many faith-based movies go all-in with heavy themes and fire-and-brimstone messages, 77 Chances lets its Groundhog Day-conceit work in funny, poignant, human ways that everyone will relate to. Jason's decisions show how kindness and generosity --instead of gruffness and standoffishness -- can make a big difference in how we all connect as people, whether we're interacting at a coffee shop with strangers, in private with siblings, or, in this case, getting to know someone on a date.

A lot of the movie's appeal is in how relaxed the two leads are with each other. There's an easy attraction between Jason and Mac, even on the days when he tries too hard to catch her attention. They bond over shared grief and the promise of a new tomorrow, which of course they don't really get until Jason makes some life-changing decisions. Yes, this is a Christian movie, but even non church-goers might enjoy the movie and the performances in one of the few faith-based stories that doesn't hit audiences over the head with sermonizing platitudes.

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