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About Hope

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sweet faith-based romance has some drinking.

Movie NR 2021 91 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

SCRIPT NEEDS WORK--IT WAS WEAK

This script was a weak one. I liked it that VICTOR MARX was in the movie b/c I know him & his work for many years, not as an actor but as a Christian rescuer of girls & women in Iraq & other ministries. He didn't have to act b/c the way he was in the movie is the way he is. i WAS A BIT SURPRISED TO SEE VICTOR MARX IN THIS MOVIE AFTER I SAW IT. Having said that, there were holes in the script! Having the lead guy paint a picture of a dream woman w/ the SAME DRESS she wore later on was unbelievable! Having NO explanations after HOPE saw that her guy was in Desiree's house w/ a robe on. ACTUALLY KISSING HIM LATER ON w/o any words or apologies from him is NOT REAL & sends a bad message to women to just take it instead of holding someone ACCOUNTABLE!!! The part about the seductive women dropping their jackets to reveal that they were naked before the lead guy was NOT necessary! This movie is NOT an act of worship to our LORD! I could have written more but I wanted to keep this comment short. (Added later on---this is NOT a film for children unless the parents are there pointing things out about the alcohol/alluding to sex & lack of accountability, etc)
age 13+

PG to PG-13

This was a very good movie and well done. Great acting! I believe it should have been rated at least PG though, at minimum. (There are some scenes I had to fast forward through while watching with my daughter.)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This sweet, low-key romance with a solid Christian framework has some flaws, but it also has likable characters and some wry humor. Viewers who share the faith in About Hope may feel more connected to it and enjoy going along for the comfortable ride. Those who don't may find themselves hung up on some production flaws or the occasional story snag. The religious messages are overt, but they don't hit you over the head. And they're universal enough so that viewers who don't share the same faith can still appreciate their value.

The main characters all appear to be in their 30s, so teens may not relate to their exact life stage, but the characters do experience things teens think and dream about, like how you know if someone's right for you, getting engaged, family dynamics, and career choices. There is one child character featured in a few scenes, but it's not enough to generate and hold the interest of younger kids. Some alcohol use and mature themes make it best for older kids and up.

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