Monday, May 20, 2024

God Only Knows Why: Sony is Re-releasing Unwanted “Father Stu” in PG-13 for the Holidays


You may not remember Mark Wahlberg in “Father Stu.” The execrable Christian based movie appeared earlier this year rated R and made just $20 million in the US, with an extra $1 million abroad. It was also released to video.

Now they’re bringing it back, edited for PG-13 but no better, I’m sure. It also stars the miserable antisemite and racist Mel Gibson, who is not featured in the new trailer. “Father Stu” got a lowly 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. The only positive thing to say here is that Sony hasn’t figured out a Spider Man connection.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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