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Loving the Bad Man (2010)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 10 July 2012 (USA)
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This story focuses primarily on Julie Thompson (Christine Kelly),a young conservative Christian woman, who is truly tested by God, and gives birth to a child conceived in rape. This ... See full summary »

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... Julie Thompson (as Christine Kelly)
Arturo Rossi ... Mike Conner (as Arturo Fernandez)
... Ed Thompson
... Marion Thompson
David Hemphill ... Cole
Ava Tyler ... Baby Arthur #2
Olivia Tyler ... Baby Arthur #1
Josh Randall ... Joey Thompson
George Smith ... Cecil
... Cyrus
... Tyler
... McQuade
Pedro Moreno ... Manny
... Alejandro Garcia De La Paz
... Danny
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This story focuses primarily on Julie Thompson (Christine Kelly),a young conservative Christian woman, who is truly tested by God, and gives birth to a child conceived in rape. This decision leads her to a journey that forces her to explore and redefine her relationships with God, her family, friends and even her rapist Mike Connor (Arturo Fernandez), as she struggles to forgive the man who violated her by boldly visiting him in prison and forging an unlikely bond. Written by SBF

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, violence and some language

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After School Special on steroids
24 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Like other Christian themed movies (Fireproof comes to mind) the production value is closer to what you see on television than the big screen. Most of the players lack smooth delivery and the dialogue sounds more like a Sunday school pop-up book in places. I found the first 30 minutes of set-up to be rather tedious. If you can survive all the above you will be treated to a rather heart warming story of the value of faith, character, and perseverance. Instead of beating the viewer down it elevates you and holds up the best of humanity in the face of peer pressure willing to hold a person blameless for taking the low road (rather insistent that it be taken actually) . In fact taking the high road is shown to be very challenging with doubts and obstacles coming from quarters where it wouldn't be expected. This a an outstanding feel good movie that I would recommend to any age viewer. I take 2 stars based on a 'lesser' production value but few of today's movies will uplift your spirit like this one.


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