Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Sean Stearley, Christopher James Miller
John Schneider, Jeremy Jones, Nicole Gale Anderson, Jason Burkey, Jenna von O˙, Bill Cobbs
Luke Rogers (Jeremy Jones, Decision) started out on the right path, but when his dad (John Schneider, What Would Jesus Do?) walked out when Luke was just a boy, his world came crashing down. Now working as a bartender to make ends meet, Luke is slowly losing his way. Between the enticements of the nightclub scene and a reluctance to fully commit to his devoted girlfriend (Nicole Gale Anderson, “Jonas”), Luke’s crisis of faith is coming to a head. Will he ultimately succumb to temptation or can he find his way back to God, take control of his life and try to forge a new bond with his estranged father? Featuring an incredible cast including Jason Burkey (October Baby), Jenna von O˙ (“Blossom”) and Bill Cobbs (The Ultimate Gift), Lukewarm is an inspiring tale of faith, forgiveness and redemption.
Featured in the plot is a Christian man who is threatened and beaten for his faith, a young man who drinks and drives and accidentally kills a pedestrian, and a young man and woman who love each other but alcohol just might destroy the relationship. Can it be saved? Can a grown man forgive his father who left him as a child? Can the beaten-up man survive? How does it all turn out? You will have to watch to find out but Dove is pleased to award our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal to this film for ages twelve plus, due to a few utterances of language and several drinking scenes. This movie has a message. See it soon and ask yourself, "Is there anyone I need to forgive?"
This movie is a powerful testimony to God's word and to the need for forgiveness from God and others. This terrific cast features Jeremy Jones, who gives a strong performance as Luke, the young man who deals with bitterness toward his Dad and his need to restore a relationship with God. Also featured are Bill Cobbs, who does a wonderful job playing a character named Thomas, who witnesses everywhere to people and hands out gospel tracts. He makes the difference in a man's life that accepts Christ and then soon after meets a tragic end. Also terrific is John Schneider as Luke's father, Bill, and Nicole Gale Anderson as Luke's girlfriend Jessie.
Sex: Kissing by a couple; a couple is living together but decide they need to do the right thing and get married; a man comes on strong to a woman who is planning to be married.
Language: G/OMG-1; H-1; A man is called a "Jesus Freak" and the man who says this refers to the "Stupid church";
Violence: Several men beat up a man just because he is a Christian but the Christian man forgives them.
Drugs: Several drinking scenes as a man owns a bar and we see people take whiskey shots and drink and one man is seen at the toilet from becoming sick; a man drinks and drives; a few characters drink while riding in a van; drinking of vodka; beer drinking; a man who is drinking strikes a pedestrian and the pedestrian is killed; a man becomes sick outside of van after drinking.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: One man says he believes in evolution and God isn't real; a man says he is "spiritual" and is not an old-fashioned Christian but he repents later on; the "imaginary man in the sky" is mentioned.