A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Intended to entertain rather than educate.
The story is rooted in the idea of the "power of miracles." Raises issues like free will, spirituality, and the difference between God as a miracle worker vs. a granter of every wish.
Positive Role Models
Characters mean well and work to help others, though they're not always perfect and have to make some difficult choices.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Undercover Angel is a family comedy in which an angel (Shawn Roberts) goes undercover as a handyman to improve the lives of a recently divorced mom (Katharine Isabelle) and her daughter (Lilah Fitzgerald). While the catalyst of the movie involves the daughter praying for a better life for her and her mom, and the titular angel is in frequent contact with his angel boss and the "Big Guy," it isn't an overly faith-based movie. It's more of a mild romantic comedy than anything else. Consequently, there's some kissing. But otherwise, this is a tame, if predictable, movie that raises issues including free will, spirituality, and the difference between God as a miracle worker vs. a granter of every wish. 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 decent, if trite, romantic comedy. While there are some discussions of spirituality and prayer, Undercover Angel isn't an overly faith-based movie, and it's nowhere near as heavy-handed as similar movies involving miracle-working angels. Still, the story sticks to the familiar formula that keeps the Hallmark Channel in business. There's a divorced mom looking for love in all the wrong places, a sullen teenager, a friend who "tells it like it is." Etc., etc.
That said, the acting is above average almost across the board. The performers seem to be doing the best they can with what little they have to work with. Just don't expect any surprises or twists in Undercover Angel. Nothing really distinguishes from all the other romantic comedies and all the other "angel gets his wings" movies out there, and the story goes in every direction you think it will from the first moment on.
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