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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
People who believe in God have better lives.
Positive Role Models
Ryan is understandably depressed when he's fired from his managerial position. His mother Rose seems saintly in her patience and offerings of unconditional love.
Violence & Scariness
Two men argue over jealousy. Someone dies after a long illness.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A woman comes on to a married man at work. A man tries to kiss his best friend's wife.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tapestry is a 2019 drama about a good man who encounters difficult times, which leads him to embrace Christian faith. He's fired from his job, and the depression that follows estranges his wife and children. At the same time, his beloved mother is dying, compounding his inability to appreciate all the gifts he has rather than dwelling on his problems. Language includes "hell." People try to initiate extramarital affairs but nothing happens. Two men argue over jealousy. Someone dies after a long illness. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a terribly-made movie. In his quest to spread the word about Christian faith, a subject on which director and cowriter Ken Kushner may well be an expert, Tapestry demonstrates that he seems to lack any skills whatsoever in departments that include writing, editing, lighting, sound-recording (there is a distinct hum during all dialogue, which stops during the blackouts between scenes), and dramatic tension. The well-developed nonsense-detectors possessed by most tweens and teens will have much to detect here, including multiple instances of cliches and oversimplifications. ("Just when you think you're on top of the world, darkness may be lurking around the corner" and "The devil has many faces and many ways to kick you when you're down.")
Magalhaes, playing Ryan's wife, seems not only decades younger than her husband, but also younger than their oldest child. Kushner is lucky to have on board the gifts of the gritty and moving Burt Young as Ian and the modulated adeptness of Stephen Baldwin as Ryan, the latter doing his best while uttering mouthfuls of platitudes in badly-lighted scenes that have no beginnings and no ends. (Surprisingly, Baldwin was an executive producer.) Perhaps those appreciating the Christian sentiments will be immune to the absence of technical and artistic norms.
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