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From the Kendrick Brothers, the creators of the #1 box office hit, War Room, comes their highly anticipated next film. From Sony’s Affirm Films and Provident Films.
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Well-made Christian drama succeeds despite stereotyping.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Overcomer is a faith-based sports drama from Christian filmmaker Alex Kendrick, who also stars. The story's central theme is forgiveness, which is demonstrated on many levels -- the greatest of which is God's atonement of man's sins through Jesus' death and resurrection. Other themes include compassion, humility, and communication. The movie's purpose is evangelical, and a student who feels tormented by her parents' poor decisions finds immediate comfort once she's saved. There's no sex, swearing, or violence in this message movie, but it does deal with drug addiction: A character's past with drugs is a plot point, and there are references to a young mother who died from a drug overdose. While the casting is diverse, there are some stereotypes, like a Black family with a teen who steals, meth-addicted parents, and a father who abandons his baby. The White family, meanwhile, is depicted as pretty close to perfect and facilitates turning the Black family's life around.
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- Release Date:August 22, 2019
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