The Interview (Manuscript)

Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

To the author: This is a terrific manuscript. I found this story about Marcus to be very dramatic and realistically written. The flashback scenes work nicely, placed alongside the “interview” with the examining board of the college. As long as drug use is not portrayed on screen, as it is only referred to in the […]

Dove Review

To the author: This is a terrific manuscript. I found this story about Marcus to be very dramatic and realistically written. The flashback scenes work nicely, placed alongside the “interview” with the examining board of the college. As long as drug use is not portrayed on screen, as it is only referred to in the manuscript, we could review the finished movie and very possibly award our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal to that as well.

Your script realistically shows the problems which Tameka deals with, in drinking a lot and battling mental illness. The various homes the kids find themselves in are also a stark and nakedly true portrait of the plight of many children who are placed in foster homes. The Christian element and the warm, friendly pastor taking an interest in Marcus was encouraging and refreshing to see. The fact that Marcus apparently drinks while being underage is offset by his eventual redemption and his faith in Christ.

We are very pleased to award our Dove Faith Friendly Seal for 12 plus to this manuscript. The determination of Marcus and his eventual medical school achievement and becoming a doctor is truly a powerful conclusion. The story also points people to Christ and we are pleased to award it five Doves, our highest rating.

Content Description

Sex: It's hinted at that a woman is a prostitute with a pimp.
Language: Crap-1; Old Fool-1; Sissy-1; You Suck-1; Racist Comment-a few; Fool-1
Violence: Man grabs woman's arm and demands money (she apparently is a prostitute and he is a pimp); woman swings at police officer; woman slaps another woman and knocks her down; kid runs another kid's head into a locker.
Drugs: Strong Drinking by a character and she becomes intoxicated; underage drinking (beer) but the young man named Marcus develops a walk with the Lord later on; possible drug paraphernalia is mentioned in car; a character places a beer in a young man's hand.
Nudity: None
Other: Woman leaves kids in car by themselves; woman has hallucinations and think she sees rats; another person believes they see spiders; kid looks in dumpster for something to eat; woman loses kids and sobs; woman mentions a medicine makes her "puke"; death and grief; children are adopted; racist attitude by some toward an African-American high school student; a patient vomits; a character slams the door in leaving in anger.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Manuscript
Company: Scott Storteboom
Writer: Scott Storteboom
Genre: None