Father Stu


Review: A former boxer decides to train as a Catholic priest after surviving a near-fatal motorcycle accident. His journey from self-destruction to redemption has inspired countless people along the way.
Director: Rosalind Ross
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Ruiz, Aaron Moten, Cody Fern, Malcolm McDowell, Carlos Leal, Jack Kehler, Alain Uy, Tenz McCall, Annet Mahendru, Patricia Belcher, Niko Nicotera, Tony Amendola, Valente Rodriguez, Colleen Camp and Winter Ave Zoli
Year: 2022
Genre: Biography and Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
A story which I knew nothing about beforehand. Whether it is more known in America I don’t know. I have to say that they couldn’t have done this film without Mel Gibson. Every time he came onto the screen, he lit it up. This is Mark Wahlberg’s project and he put all his own money into funding it after being turned down by several studios. Apparently, Mark Wahlberg was in talks with director David O’Russell about this film which would have been a very different film. I love Mark Wahlberg and think he is a great actor but when watching this I felt it was just a vanity project for himself. I didn’t think there was enough material for a 2h 4m film and was rather stretching it out. I was bored after about an hour and just wanted them to hurry the story up and to get to the point. I did feel at the end that it would work best as a little TV mini-series.


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