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Faith, Hope & Love

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Faith, fun, and footwork in dance-centric romcom.

Movie PG 2019 105 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Great message of leaning on God

I was happily surprised to see the dad in this film caring about his daughters, having limits for them, being involved in their lives. I liked how he made his faith natural and a basic part of his life. My only caution is that there is a parent death in case that's a concern, there is also talk of a divorce and mentioning of the adultry that lead to the divorce. A few of the dance outfits are skimpy.

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age 9+

Dance And Faith

This movie is about the joy of dancing while finding love the second time around in a safe relationship with each other and God. Robert K and Peta M connect with wonderful personalities. It’s a faith based dance comedy.

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Is It Any Good?

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Dancing and Christianity have come a long way since Footloose: This is a faith-based film that doesn't need to kick off its Sunday shoes -- it boogies in them. Just like the Kevin Bacon classic Dirty Dancing, Step Up, and other beloved dance films, Faith, Hope & Love hinges on a top-notch dancer coaching someone with two left feet on how to wow a crowd. It's been done before for a reason: It's just plain fun to watch, especially when it involves skilled stepper Peta Murgatroyd, a Dancing with the Stars pro making her acting debut, shining with an on-camera ease. And a brief side story with actors Ambrit Millhouse and EJ Gage is so delightful that it's hard not to hope their characters will get a sequel.

Faith, Hope & Love is perfectly imperfect -- words the filmmakers will wear as a badge of honor (it is, after all, the film's message). What works is a real-life authenticity in which one main character is a dedicated Christian and one isn't but is nevertheless accepting of and interested in what drives the other's faith. That said, there's a palpable struggle to entertain "casual Christians" while still satisfying the devout crowd. And as the movie goes on, it starts to get bogged down by the need to hit more scriptural components. Plus, since Murgatroyd, Krantz, and much of the supporting cast create a world that feels really genuine, it's all the more distracting when co-producer Michael Richards appears as a zany, over-the-top, Kramer-like character. The grown-up relationship stuff isn't too likely to interest kids, but for faith-based parents, Krantz's "So You Think Dad Can Dance" story is sensational.

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