What is ‘Father Stu’ about?
The movie is based on the true life story of Stuart Long, a foul-mouthed amateur boxer from Montana who moved to Los Angeles to work as a supermarket clerk while hoping to launch an acting career in the late 1980s, but ended up becoming a Catholic priest. The film conveys a moving Christian message but is R-rated for strong language.
Why Mark Wahlberg made ‘Father Stu’
Wahlberg invested his own money in creating the film because he has reached a point in his life where he wants his films to make a difference in people’s lives, he told the Deseret News last April when the film opened in theaters.
- “This is me kind of transitioning to doing more meaningful work that serves a purpose in my faith,” Wahlberg said. “I’m always looking for new opportunities to do things that have a little bit more substance.”
‘Father Stu’ reviews: What critics say
The redemption film has an audience score of 95% and a critics score of 43% with the green splat logo on Rotten Tomatoes.
Learn more about “Father Stu” at fatherstumovie.com.