Father Stu

2022 Drama

The true-life story of boxer-turned-priest. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long moves to Los Angeles to find money and fame. While scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen, a 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. However, a motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others, leading to the surprising realization that he's meant to be a Catholic priest.

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by Brian Lloyd
Star Rating:

'Father Stu' is full of empty promises

Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) is an amateur boxer who is going nowhere fast. However, when he strikes up a relationship with a young woman in a Catholic church (Teresa Ruiz), he begins to redeem himself with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and his estranged father (Mel Gibson), culminating with his attempt at joining the priesthood.

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