Drama


Let There Be Light


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama
Runtime:
100 mins
Stars:
Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, Daniel Roebuck, Gary Grubbs, Travis Tritt, Donielle Artese, Olivia Fox, Sean Handy
Director:
Kevin Sorbo
Producer:
Dan Gordon, James Quattrochi, Warren Ostergard, Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo

Content at a Glance

1
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
1
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


a hedonistic comment about sex; a couple kisses.

Language


"g"-1 and a few "omg" comments uttered as in prayer; "hell-bent"; "doofus"; "bloody well"-1; "you're a bible thumper."

Violence


a man crashes his car and winds up in the hospital.

Drugs


a man drinks often, and there are comments about pills and alcohol including vodka; a comment of "party on!"; a man drinks and drives and is an accident but the man changes; a comment about "smoking the same dope"; a character admits to having "done acid" in the past.

Nudity


mild cleavage

Other


a comment about allah; tension between characters; a man knocks god in the beginning but changes his thinking.


Trailer



Synopsis

World-famous lifelong atheist Dr. Sol Harkens (Kevin Sorbo) delights in debating and defeating Christians but is emotionally empty. Isolated from Katy (Sam Sorbo), the wife he divorced following the harrowing loss of their first son, and a lousy part-time dad to their two younger boys, his self-destruction culminates in a car crash that leaves him clinically dead for four minutes. The four-word message from that experience challenges his convictions, sending him into a panicked tailspin. Reluctantly leaning on his family’s forgiveness, love and faith, Sol struggles to find meaning and purpose in the words “Let There Be Light.”


Movie Message

Kevin Sorbo gives a tour-de-force performance as Dr. Sol (Solomon) Harkens, a popular author and debater against the possibility of the reality of God and Christ. In fact, his latest best-seller is titled, Aborting God: The Reasoned Choice. There is a reason for his nasty dislike of the Almighty; his son Davy died of cancer and Sol says if there is a God, he wouldn't be interested in speaking to Him. Interestingly enough Sol's ex-wife, Katy (Sam Sorbo), continues to tell him she will pray for him.



Shortly after touting "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" during his public debate, he is drinking and driving when he loses control of his car and crashes. He is clinically dead for four minutes, and what happens is amazing—he sees his son Davy, who embraces him and tells him, "Let there be light." He feels a love and warmth that he has never experienced before. When he wakes up in the hospital, he is confronted with a decision that demands to be made--does he ignore what happened, or does he seek out the truth and the meaning behind Davy's statement, "Let there be light."



This is a remarkable film, showing clearly how the power of God's love can shed light into a person's heart, despite the darkness. The performances are strong, including that of Daniel Roebuck who plays Sol's agent, Norm, and calls everyone "Darling!" There will be more difficulties for Sol to wade through once he makes a firm decision as to where he stands on the faith issue, but the story is brought to a powerful conclusion and is well directed. This is a quality movie and well worth seeing. If we were handing out Doves or stars, this one would get the most it could, five! Sorbo's film shines! This movie has earned our Dove-Approved Seal for Ages 12+. See it as soon as you can and encourage others to do the same. Once I started watching, I couldn't stop!

For Ages 12 And Over

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