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Review: 'Preacher's Kid'

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Home. We each have something or someone that reminds us of home. For some, they don't realize what home means until it's out of their grasp. And for those who await their return, anguish and soul-searching take over. The same happens to Angie (Letoya Luckett of Destiny's Child), a small-town girl with the stigma of being the PK, Preacher's Kid.


By Hosea M. Rupprecht, FSP
Catholic Online (
5/5/2010 (1 decade ago)

Published in Movies

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Angie dreamt of being a singing star and cutting her own record all her life. Right now, she's just the star of the church choir. When a traveling gospel musical comes to town, she leaves home with the show, much to her father's (Gregory Alan Williams) chagrin. During the confrontation he tells her that once she walks out, she's not welcome back. Ever.

And so begins a journey of discovery for both father and daughter. Angie's journey is literal. As she goes from place to place with the show, she's drawn into a relationship with the wrong kind of guy who promises to get her in on his record deal. Her naiveté blinds her to his lies. Meanwhile, preacher dad, preparing a sermon on Luke 15, comes to his own realization that he's failed to let her live her own life and make her own mistakes. Will there be a coming home for either of them?

Christians will recognize the parallel between Preacher's Kid and the Parable of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke in this moving coming-of-age story from first-time director, Stan Foster. The voices of Letoya Luckett and Durrell "Tank" Babbs delight the ears. If you've ever experienced the power of gospel music, the faith from which it stems, or the arms of the Loving Father opened wide for you, chances are you'll enjoy Preacher's Kid.

Preacher's Kid releases in a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with digital copy to stores on May 4th.


Sister Hosea Rupprecht, FSP, is a Daughter of St. Paul and an associate at the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City.


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