Mark Wahlberg stars in the based-on-a-true-story tale of a bloke who became a somewhat unlikely priest, Father Stu.
Here’s the full synopsis: “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 (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 realisation that he is meant to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church officials and his divorced parents, Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those closest to him but countless others along the way.”
Written and directed by Rosalind Ross, Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson also star as Stu’s parents.
Father Stu is set to bless Australian cinemagoers from May 12. Here’s a decent look at it: