This New Mark Wahlberg Movie Is #1 on Netflix Just 4 Days After Premiering
The movie (which is based on a true story) follows Father Stuart “Stu” Long (Wahlberg), a foul-mouthed boxer who gave up his athletic career to pursue acting. Stu is far from religious—this is mainly due to his hostile parents, who turned to alcohol after the tragic death of Stu’s brother.
However, everything changes when he meets a woman named Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), who refuses to date outside of the Catholic church. So, Stu agrees to get baptized and enrolls in RCIA (AKA Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
His faith is put to the ultimate test when he’s involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident that ultimately calls him to the priesthood.
In addition to Wahlberg and Ruiz, the movie features an all-star cast that includes Jacki Weaver (Kathleen Long), Mel Gibson (William "Bill" Long), Aaron Moten (Ham), Cody Fern (Jacob), Carlos Leal (Father Garcia), Malcolm McDowell (Monsignor Kelly), Jack Kehler (Curtis), Niko Nicotera (Barfly) and Annet Mahendru (Virgin Mary).
Father Stu is now streaming on Netflix. (#Amen)
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