Drama


The Song


MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama
Runtime:
111 mins
Stars:
Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, Danny Vinson, Gary Jenkins, Aaron Benward, Kendra Benward, Jude Ramsey
Director:
Richard Ramsey
Producer:
Cassandra Arza Pelan, Shane Sooter

Content at a Glance

2
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
×
3
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
×
4
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
×
2
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 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”.

Language


fool-2; skank-1; whore-1

Violence


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.

Drugs


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.

Nudity


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

Other


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.


Trailer



Synopsis

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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