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Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson seek redemption in Father Stu

Father Stu is a rarity in the world of faith-based cinema. Not in every way, mind you. It's still full of characters who serve a story of religious conversion, rather than feel genuinely alive and engaging. It's still dogmatic, and dramatically inert as a result. But unlike the evangelical (and intensely miracle-based) focus of movies like Heaven Is For Real, Miracles From Heaven, or Breakthrough, it's about the more explicitly codified traditions of Catholicism. And unlike the B- and C-list casts of even the higher-profile Christian releases, Father Stu features two extremely famous movie stars who also happen to be two of the film industry's most prominent Catholics: star and producer Mark Wahlberg, with a disgraced-but-not-gone Mel Gibson in a supporting role.
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Mel Gibson Once Said John Lennon Deserved To Die? Hollywood Screenwriter Claims

Mel Gibson got into The Beatles' fans' nerves when reports about him saying John Lennon deserved to die emerged. After leaving The Beatles, Lennon faced a tragic incident when he died in 1980. Twenty years after the band and fans mourned over his death, reports about Gibson reportedly saying that the singer deserved to die became the talk of the town.
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‘Father Stu’ Review: Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson Form an Unholy Alliance in Sloppy Religious Biopic

Click here to read the full article. A faith-based drama co-starring Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson that was written and directed by Gibson’s 31-year-old girlfriend, Rosalind Ross (whose only previous credits are a short film that she co-wrote in 2014 and a guest appearance on one of Laura Ingraham’s demonic talk shows), “Father Stu” doesn’t sound like a movie so much as it does a biblical exercise in faith and forgiveness. Alas, watching this messy-as-hell biopic about a foul-mouthed boxer priest requires a Christ-like amount of both, and inspires precious little of either in return. Of course, as an agnostic Jew...
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Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson in ‘Father Stu’: Film Review

“Faith-based” movies have an appeal to certain audiences, but they also carry a less savory whiff to nonbelievers or skeptics. Mark Wahlberg, the star and producer of Father Stu, and the film’s writer-director, Rosalind Ross, certainly were aware of the biases that might greet any addition to the genre. They have gone out of their way to avoid treacle, and in this they have succeeded, though perhaps too well. Their movie is not sanctimonious, but neither is it quite as compelling as they might have wanted. Despite some R-rated language, the whole enterprise seems bland and perfunctory. It may have an...
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Review: Winning 'Father Stu' carried by Wahlberg, but stolen by Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver

If the ability to change midlife needed a poster child, Stuart Long would be near the top of the list. A boxer with parents who didn't exactly share religious beliefs and a professional career that brought more damage than reward, he overcame an extreme amount of hardships in his attempt to become a priest. Through that often tumultuous journey, he managed to help thousands of people reform their lives. If that doesn't get your attention and restore your faith in humanity, little will.
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Mel Gibson interview ends awkwardly after he’s asked about Will Smith hitting Chris Rock

Mel Gibson had his interview ended awkwardly after he was asked a question about Will Smith.The actor-director was speaking about his new film, Father Stu, when conversation steered the way of the incident that saw Smith slap Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony last Sunday (27 March).Fox News anchor Jesse Watters said: “You understand it probably better than a lot of people, with your career. I was wondering if, you know, you had been the one that jumped up out of his seat and slapped Chris Rock, if you would have been treated the same way, Mel?”A smiling...
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