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Review: 'Father Stu' about persistence

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'Father Stu," now streaming on Netflix, is based on a true story.  Images from Netflix

Jonah Unger

Four and a Half out of Five Stars

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer

“Father Stu” is a movie on Netflix starring Mark Wahlberg. This movie is two hours and four minutes long and was released on April 13, 2022.

“Father Stu” is based on a true story about a man named Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg). 

The movie tells the story of Stuart and how he became a priest. It starts off showing Stuart as a smooth-talking, ambitious young man. 

After some trouble with the law while grieving a past tragedy, Stuart decides to move to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for acting.

During his time in L.A, he meets a nice Catholic woman named Carmen (played by Teresa Ruiz). His visions of being an actor change though, due to a life-changing incident. 

The movie then goes on to show the journey and struggles of Stuart trying to be a Catholic priest. He faces struggle after struggle, and seems as if he cannot catch a break. 

It was a great watching experience, and very inspirational. I believe Mark Wahlberg only thrives as an actor when playing specific roles, and this was one of them. 

He did a great job representing Stuart, and really made the film feel whole. The movie is about persistence and perseverance, and to top it off it was a true story. 

Although it scored only 42 percent on rotten tomatoes and a 6.5 out of 10 on IMDb, it left me in a good mood, and restored my faith in humanity for a bit. For that reason and for the great acting done by Wahlberg, I give it a 4.5/5 as a must-watch.

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