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Parents' Guide to

Saving Faith

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Faith-based viewers deserve better than this corny drama.

Movie G 2017 106 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Many guest appearances, positive messaging

Great wholesome family movie

Is It Any Good?

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Another entry in the "let's put on a show" genre, this one is hackneyed and slow-moving, with subpar performances, corny writing, amateurish direction, and cheesy production values. The central storyline -- putting on a Christmas show in July with a famous country headliner to rescue a failing theater -- makes no sense. Poor Faith Scott owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in back mortgage payments, utilities, etc. She admits that even a wildly successful show couldn't possibly save the day, but they all forge ahead and (spoiler alert) somehow it does. Watch for a romance that's immature and shallow, many slow-moving entrances and exits, and truly unfunny comic bits. The faith-based messages in Saving Faith are overt and often, but with little grace or subtlety. Actors are weighed down by lines like "Don't give up. ... We can do anything with God on our side." and "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." As for promoting the appearance of several famous country music stars in the film and then not delivering, it's a cynical deception.

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