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Overall B

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.

Violence A-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B+
Substance Use C

Why is The Gospel rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: The Gospel is rated PG for for thematic elements including suggestive material, and mild language.

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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.