God’s Club

DVD Release: March 1, 2016
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Synopsis

Welcome to God’s Club. Following his wife’s passing, public high-school teacher Michael Evens (Stephen Baldwin) re-launches the Bible Club she originally founded. When upset parents cite the separation of church and state and want the school club disbanded, a passionate dispute erupts and threatens to destroy their small Vermont community. With his job, personal relationships and even his faith on the line, Michael must make tough decisions about the things that matter most. Corbin Bernsen and Lorenzo Lamas also star in this uplifting tale of strength, unity and love.

Dove Review

“God’s Club” is a powerful film that speaks volumes in an hour and a half! Stephen Baldwin is superb as Michael Evens, a teacher who loses his Christian wife and decides to follow God and honor Him with a bold stand. Fellow parents at Evens’ daughter’s high school do not believe the Bible Club Evens wants to start deserves a place alongside the other clubs, so they confront him. He calmly assures them it is a volunteer club and is designed only for those who wish to participate. One of the fathers, played by Lorenzo Lamas, is strongly opposed to Evens and makes his life difficult.

Despite the opposition to the club, Evens and his daughter begin to see signs of hope, as the seeds they are planting begin to slowly grow. Evens endures vandalism in his classroom, and a fire is actually started outside his home, but he and his daughter persevere to defend their right to believe the Bible. Corbin Bernsen plays Max Graves, a member of the school board and supporter of Evens. Interestingly, the son of the man who opposes Evens the most takes a liking to his daughter and has questions about God.

The movie features a good story, solid acting, and the message that, even though it is not popular with everyone, the Bible should be allowed to guide the lives of those who wish to follow it. This film also features the theme of forgiveness. We are pleased to award “God’s Club” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus. This family-friendly movie has also earned our best rating, five Doves.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: "Loser"-2; "Bite me"-1; "Idiot"-1; H (as a Biblical place)-1; a girl is called "Piggy" on a few occasions; "Moron"-1
Violence: A teacher's classroom is vandalized and Bibles are torn up; a fire at home is due to arson; a fist fight between two men; a woman and her husband are in an accident, and blood is shown on them both.
Drugs: A high school student is supposed to take Prozac but spits it out and refuses to take it; aspirin is taken.
Nudity: A girl in swimwear; mild cleavage.
Other: Disagreements over the Bible club and the validity of Scripture; a young man considers suicide and actually goes to a bridge where he contemplates jumping; stress and tension between characters; death and grief; a character lies; some people strongly oppose the notion of God and the Bible.

Info

Company: Cinedigm
Director: Jared Cohn
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter