Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to... See full summary »
A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.
A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood friend creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction. Written by
I agree - the music was great. I thought Kodjoe gave a fine performance. The Charles Frank character was believable in his self-righteousness. Overall, I thought this was a good presentation of the parable of the prodigal son. Having been in the church for years, I also thought the depiction of the church worship services were inspiring. The movie could have fleshed out some of the sub-themes. I also liked the relationship between David Taylor and his manager, Wesley. I recommend this movie, especially to Christians who enjoy gospel music and want to see a slice of church life, particularly in the African-American community.
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