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Preacher's Kid

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Inspirational film with mature relationship themes.

Movie PG-13 2010 110 minutes
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As a lively retelling of the biblical parable "The Prodigal Son," Preacher's Kid is filled with powerful singing from Destiny's Child's Letoya Luckett. It offers an exploration of the life and culture of an African-American church, and how that contrasts with the life of performers traveling from town to town in a musical.

What the film lacks in thematic subtlety and character depth is made up for in the energy and spirit of the musical numbers -- in both the church and on the stage. Preacher's Kid also pulls no punches in the trials and tribulations of being a show business performer traveling from town to town -- the long hours, the pressures of competition, and the difficulties in being away from home.

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