Movie Review: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

I’ve always loved to watch movies. I mean, who hasn’t? I am a fan of all types: horror, thrillers, romance, drama, action, etc. However, the ones that speak to me the most are those with a message; whether it be hidden or straight forward.

I was given the opportunity to watch “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” recently.

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This movie was released in January 2017 and portrayed as an American Christian comedy-drama. According to the mini synopsis:

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is an inspirational comedy rated PG about faith and forgiveness. Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star is forced to do community service at a local mega-church and pretends to be a Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

Gavin Stone, played by Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), is portrayed as a washed-up former child star. We’ve seen from the media and tabloids how many individuals who are famous as a child end up following a destructive path, which ultimately leads our protagonist to trashing his hotel room and having to serve multiply hours of community service. Stone ends up being assigned to a local church where he learns of the Passion Play and ends up pretending to be something he is not in order to land the lead role; the part of Jesus. What happens after he successfully lands the part, you’ll have to watch it to find out! 😉

It was nice to see a movie of this nature released. Although it was a Christian based film, it wasn’t one that was that preached to us specifics about the Bible. Instead it was a light-hearted, wholesome movie that I thought had an excellent message and definitely kept the view engaged as many of the scenes are something we can relate to in our every day lives (other then being called to act on a TV show of course… well at least I’m not!)

The movie focuses on the idea that shows how through the littlest of tasks that he manages to find himself again in the ‘real world’ and discover the path that he truly wishes for his life to take. It just goes to show how we often have to overcome many trials and tribulations to find what we need to be truly happy in life. Fame is never all that it seemed to be.

It is worth mentioning the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) connection to this movie. I didn’t realize this until I did a little bit of research about some of the actors/actresses in the movie (like I often do). Not only was this movie released by WWE Studies and Blumhouse Tilt, but it stars Shawn Michaels, which is even a name that I recognize while knowing very little about WWE. Want to see/learn more about his character, why not watch the movie?

Overall I’d definitely recommend giving this light-hearted comedy a watch. It will leave you laughing at some of the antics. It may leave you crying at some of the sappy moments. It may leave you with a new perspective on some things that life has to offer!

“Movie has been provided courtesy of Mongrel Media and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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