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Description: Set in the summer of 1970, THE SECRETS OF JONATHAN SPERRY tells the story of Dustin, who has gotten his first crush on a girl named Tanya, and his friends. Nick, the class bully, is harassing Dustin and his friends. One day an old neighbor, Jonathan Sperry, asks Dustin to mow his lawn. When he’s finished, he gives Dustin a lemonade, an extra dollar and starts witnessing to him about Jesus Christ.
Soon, not only Dustin but also his friends are coming to Mr. Sperry’s house for a Bible study. They’re continually harassed, however, whenever they pass by Nick. They want revenge, but Mr. Sperry tells them to love their neighbor, so the question is, will love work to transform the hard-hearted, mean spirited Nick, or will he continue to harass Dustin and his friends?Rating: All ratings are done from a family friendly christian perspective.
There is also an unsuspecting relationship between Mr. Sperry and the angry neighbor Mr. Barnes (Robert Guillaume) that makes this movie particularly touching and inspirational.
Language: 5 Halos – No bad language.
Violence: 5 Halos – No violence.
Purity: 5 Halos – Nothing inappropriate.
Agenda: 5 Halos – Pro Christian movie.
Cast: 4.5 Halos – Gavin Macleod is a wonderful, Godly man in real life.
Quality: 4 Halos - Good quality production
Total: 4.7 Halos
Overall Comments: This was a great movie with an awesome message of forgiveness. The end is extremely gripping every christian ought to see this movie.
Definitely Family Friendly and a Must See!
How We Rate…
Language – Is the language appropriate for a christian audience. Swearing, sexual innuendoes, inappropriate discussions will all hurt a score.
Violence – Is there the presence of violence in the film. Any acts of violence will hurt the score of the film.
Purity – Any sexual behavior, attire, actions (including dating) will be taken into account and the score will be lowered.
Agenda – What is the agenda of the movie. If there is a clear liberal or anti-christian agenda it will be reflected in the score.
Cast – Is the cast family friendly. All of the actors personal life and previous work will be taken into account and reflected in the score.
Quality – Does the film present a high quality production. Costumes, acting, set and much more will be taken into account.