Tapestry (Manuscript)

Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

This is an interesting story. A man named Ryan is fired from his job after working hard as a salesman for many years. Then he is rehired on commission. His life is literally falling apart as he suffers through his mother’s illness, his lack of closeness with some of his kids, a marriage that is […]

Dove Review

This is an interesting story. A man named Ryan is fired from his job after working hard as a salesman for many years. Then he is rehired on commission. His life is literally falling apart as he suffers through his mother’s illness, his lack of closeness with some of his kids, a marriage that is in trouble, and his good friend attempting to have an affair with his wife. He doesn’t have much use for God in the beginning, even not wanting to give thanks at a meal and stating it isn’t Bible class time, but his heart is softened near the end of the story and he talks with someone about the Bible. He also begins to pursue his dream of being a writer by actually beginning to write.

This story mentions some characters acting badly at a party but doesn’t go into details. As long as this doesn’t take place with graphic scenes in a movie, we could approve a movie as well as this manuscript. We would want to review the movie first. This story features realistic characters and real changes in a few characters including a husband and wife making amends and we commend this. We are therefore awarding our Dove Seal to this manuscript for ages twelve plus.

Content Description

Sex: A married woman tries to have an affair with a married man and he refuses and likewise a married man attempts to have an affair with a married woman and she refuses and the man later apologizes to her husband.
Language: H-1; Snake-1
Violence: It's said a man throws a temper tantrum; a man playing a football game is roughed up on purpose; a man says he is considering breaking a man's jaw; a man throws a pamphlet in a man's face.
Drugs: Wine tasting, a man drinks, a party; morphine is mentioned as being used for a woman dying of cancer.
Nudity: Woman wears short skirt.
Other: A man doesn't want to pray over meal and says it is not Bible class time; a few characters begin to look to the Lord after their lives begin falling apart; a man is falsely accused of stealing accounts and a man forges a signature; tension between some characters including a married couple; it's stated that some characters act badly but it is not described; man vomits outside car window; a man holds a dying child's hand and the child is pinned under a car and the mother screams; a woman spits at a woman's feet; man says he studied Buddhism and visited the Dali Lama; death and grief; a CD has the title, "Don Unger: Sales God" on it.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Manuscript
Company: Massive Film Project, Inc.
Writer: Robert DePalo, Ken Kushner
Genre: None
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated