Father Stu Mark Wahlberg Interview
Mark Wahlberg broke the Movie Business Cardinal Rule…never finance your own film. Find out why he did when he spoke with FlickDirect correspondent Allison Rose about his Easter Weekend Release, Father Stu.
ABOUT FATHER STU
Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny, and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm. Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way.
Directed By: Rosalind Ross
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 124 minutes
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures
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