Playing God

Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
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age 13+

Fascinating con drama promotes empathy; mature themes.

NR 2021 95 minutes

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age 12+

Can’t Miss! Good can come from making mistakes.

Great movie! A couple of sibling con artists trying to make it big by deception: one is always looking for the next gig; the other is struggling with doing the right thing. And the backdrop of a man batting depression and heartbreak while trying to find answers to a deep loss he has experienced. The movie is shot entirely in Houston, which is a fresh change on the big screen. A couple of great plot twists to keep you captivated to the end; and it’s an end leaving you wanting more. Michael McKean and Alan Tudyk make their characters very believable. And the brother/sister combo are going to continue to make it big in future roles. I have to watch it again to put more of the pieces together. And I truly saw a valuable lesson about faith and doing the right thing in this movie. It’s family friendly, but might be a little mature for younger kids (under 12).

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