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Still shot from the movie: The Gospel.

The Gospel

Rocking Gospel music keeps this movie rolling, as the script follows the story of an R&B entertainer (played by Boris Kodjoe) who decides to return to the religious home he ran away from, after he learns his estranged father (Clifton Powell) has taken ill. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 06 Oct 2005
Video Release: 02 Jan 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Gospel Rated PG?


Establishing how far David has drifted from his religious moors, the movie shows the entertainer singing his sexually suggestive hit song in the midst of some scantily dressed dancing girls, and waking up with a women in his bed. A greedy legal dispute results in a scuffle, some name-calling and public embarrassment. Social drinking, turning to alcohol when faced with difficult circumstances, as well as drinking and driving are shown. References are made to sexuality, denial of intimate relations within a marriage, infertility, prostate cancer and promiscuity. A mild profanity is uttered. A character has to come to terms with the loss of loved ones. Religion, forgiveness, repentance and a call to turn to God are all prominent themes in this movie.

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