A teenager and her step-brothers are forced to move in with Grandma. They learn the true meaning of love, faith, and family through the strict rules she imposes, and devotion she displays as the extended family has its ups and downs.
“Grandma’s House” is owned by Mama Margie, a cell phone-snatching grandma who doesn’t mess around! She runs a foster home, strictly laying down the law—the Godly law—for her eye-rolling residents. Yet it’s soon apparent that Mama Margie’s love for “her kids” is a result of her love and devotion to Jesus. As soon as she snatches that cell phone or demands a modest change of clothes, she fervently prays for guidance to influence her kids. And when her grandchildren, including teenager Kimberley, suddenly come to stay, she uses both discipline and loving counsel to mature her granddaughter. Throughout the film, we see the inspiring effect she has on each resident.
Due to some lifelike situations involving alcohol, drugs, guns and physical fighting, this is a film intended for older audiences, teens and up. However the dark scenes are created in a relatively benign way, focusing on a message of hope intended for the teen audience. Mama Margie certainly can make her point, such as when, in a moment that could cause teen death, she confronts Kimberley’s boyfriend, “Are you trying to have sex with my granddaughter? Because her body’s a temple and she’s savin’ it for Jesus!” This well-acted film does have some structural weaknesses, ie. unfleshed-out substories, but it has its share of comedy and tragedy and proves to be a weapon against the cultural lies which injure so many young people.