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The Favorite (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 September 2019 (USA)
Inspired by the true events of Luke Benjamin Bernard. His spiritual and physical transformation is told through the life of two brothers.


Curtis Graham


Luke Benjamin Bernard, Melinda Ledman (second writer)
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Credited cast:
John Schneider ... Daniel Bernard
Luke Benjamin Bernard ... Benjamin Bernard
Matthew Fahey ... Luke Bernard
Mollee Gray ... Ashley Walters
Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley ... Nick Grady
Jeff Hardy ... Conner Fraser
Uriah Hall Uriah Hall ... Sam Reid
Amye Gousset ... Kathy Bernard
Michelle Feliciano ... Rebecca Reyes
Robby Stahl ... Michael Daley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mason Dixon Mason Dixon ... Announcer
Liz Drummer Liz Drummer ... Extra
Benjamin Glossop ... Fighter Tank
Selina Guerra Selina Guerra ... Extra
Kathleen Halbert ... Mrs. Walters
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Benjamin Bernard has lived his life in the shadow of his brother. Torn between jealousy and loyalty, Benjamin takes out his aggression as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. After an event nearly shatters the life of his brother, Benjamin must face his overwhelming feelings of anger and resentment as he discovers the truth about his family. As one brother fights for his life, the other must fight for reconciliation and redemption inside and outside the cage. This family film explores love, forgiveness, loss, healed relationship and, ultimately, the realization that we are all God's Favorite. Written by Luke Bernard

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Perception isn't reality but a father's love is.



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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material, injury images and brief violence | See all certifications »

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The "I" in the logo The Favorite is the outline of the two brothers looking at each other. See more »

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19 September 2018 | by haleyswanSee all my reviews

So let me start out by saying i have known Luke for a long time. I have watched him perform in plays with my sister at Dunedin high school always wanting to be like him and my sister looking up to them both they had really inspired me to do acting and singing at my school and that's when I started singing in my dad's church band and also my dad has been very close with his family and still know him and talk to his family to this day. When we got the news about the accident Luke was in we couldn't believe it we were all in tears and all praying so very hard day and night but even though he went through this tragic event he is still pushing forward and He is always great at what he sets his mind to. I remember the day he came into my dads church and announced he had a movie in the making And also told us his story and I was astounded after all that he been through that he could possibly get up and talk about it at all. Also the fact that he can take a dream he had while he was in the hospital and make it in to a movie that looks and feels real is amazing. This movie will put you on the edge of your seat, Make you think about your life a lot, And also put things into perspective. There are a whole lot of feelings that come with this movie. i do give kudos to Luke though for being a strong hearted man and diligent towards this having gone through a huge accident like he did and being able to act out some of the scenes in this movie that had to do with it no one i know would ever do that because of the flashbacks. I most definitely can relate to this movie on so many levels and i know a lot of people out there can to. It is definitely a must see top notch movie if you are looking for a movie to inspire you this is most definitely one that can change your life. there are some loose ends in the move so i'm most definitely hoping there will be a second to tie those lose ends up. I got some ideas if your interested. Anyways what a great story and movie Luke Bernard great job I commend you for the hard work you have put into this it really shows you really do show that miracles can happen. And to everyone else please go see this movie I promise you it will definitely be worth two whole hours of your life!

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Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Pinellas County, Florida, USA


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$630,000 (estimated)
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