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Altar Egos

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Well-intended faith-based comedy falls short on laughs.

Movie NR 2017 86 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Fun for all.

Fun family film. Not preachy. Great message on the importance of loving one another. Small budget but fun.

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This faith-based family comedy's heart is in the right place, with lessons about being guided by love instead of by pride, but at its best it only musters a light chuckle here and there. Although Altar Ego's content is fine for the whole family, appeal for kids younger than tween age is probably limited. The main plot is about a grown man's struggle with his role as pastor and how best to lead. Tween and teen appeal is a little stronger thanks to a subplot involving teen son Jack, ably played by Max Morgan, and his constantly thwarted attempts to date Holly.

Most of the humor comes from clichés about the elderly revealed when Pastor John and Jack don their disguises. Director/writer Sean Morgan attempts to mine bingo, square dancing, and water aerobics for laughs, and the results are as weak and bland as you'd imagine. Still, overall messages about strong family unity, and the rewards that come from opening your heart to others, make it an OK choice for a family movie night.

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