The Song

MPAA Rating:
111 mins
Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, Danny Vinson, Gary Jenkins, Aaron Benward, Kendra Benward, Jude Ramsey
Richard Ramsey
Cassandra Arza Pelan, Shane Sooter

Content at a Glance


a couple kisses; a married man and single woman have an affair but he eventually ends it and returns to his wife and seeks forgiveness; an innuendo about “giving it up”.


fool-2; skank-1; whore-1


a man attempts remove a tattoo from his wrist with a razor blade and there are a few bloody scenes; a man hangs himself and is briefly seen hanging from a distance; a scene of a man cutting up a deer and blood is seen; man comes at man with a knife; man grabs woman a couple of times; man breaks a fiddle; woman slaps man; man that partly built a chapel smashes its windows in anger; a few scenes on tv of an animal attacking another one.


the smoking of marijuana; many smoking scenes (cigarettes); a lot of drinking scenes; a few characters drink several shots quickly; partying and bar scenes; wine tasting in a few scenes; wine given as a gift; both man and woman abuse pills.


woman and man’s bare shoulders seen; cleavage in a couple of scenes; man seen in boxers.


a woman vomits (but not graphic); a woman goes into an abortion clinic; a man coughs up blood and later dies; several tattoos seen on woman; tension between a husband and wife; death and grief.



Aspiring singer – songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart. A music-driven romantic drama, THE SONG is inspired by the life of Solomon and his writings.

Movie Message

“The Song” is an amazing movie in many ways! It both entertains and educates regarding what can happen when a life is lived apart from God and also walking with Him. Alan Powell gives an extraordinary performance as Jed King, a singer that has to overcome his father’s famous name. He falls in love with a woman named Rose (Ali Faulkner) and soon he is singing with a passion that catapults him into stardom. Unfortunately, the seemingly perfect life begins to take a sour turn when Rose refuses to accompany him on the road, mainly due to her concern for her father and his ill health. Soon a female country western star named Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas) is traveling with Jed, a part of the show, but she has designs on him and it becomes more difficult for Jed to refuse her advances.

As Jed reflects on the writing of Solomon his life is soon a non-stop party and his affair brings him crashing to Earth, with many pieces to be picked up. However, there is a strong redemptive theme in the film. Due to drug use and a bit of a bloody scene in which a man attempts suicide, we are awarding this film our Faith Based Seal with Cautions for Drug/Alcohol use and Violence. “The Song” is entertaining and thought provoking. How many films combine those two qualities these days?

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