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The Wise Kids

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Film Synopsis:

A thoughtful and evocative coming-of-age drama, THE WISE KIDS takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters – Brea, an introspective pastor’s daughter experiencing debilitating doubt; the hyperactive Laura, Brea’s best friend and a devout believer; and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father, confronting his homosexuality for the first time. Tensions and buried feelings abound, as colleges are chosen and adults behave badly, as Brea, Laura and Tim attempt to hang onto what they have, all the while yearning to break free.

STRONG Parental Warning

This film is bringing some controversy with it and warnings to NOT see it!  Our understanding is that it is not a Christian film, but deals with the subject of Christianity.  We have not seen it yet so we cannot say for sure but wanted to write the warning just in case.  The comments seem to agree with the statement.  Since it’s marketed as a Christian film, it needs to remain on the database.  There are a couple of reviews you may want to read before watching this film.

This movie is available in Region 1 – USA/Canada and Region 2 – PAL version

  • Molly Kunz … Brea
  • Tyler Ross … Tim
  • Allison Torem … Laura
  • Matt DeCaro … Jerry
  • Sadieh Rifai … Elizabeth
  • Stephen Cone … Austin
  • Cliff Chamberlain … Dylan
  • Sadie Rogers … Cheryl
  • Ann Whitney … Ms. Powell
  • Rodney Lee Rogers … Pastor Jim
  • Jacob Leinbach … Brad
  • Lee Armstrong … Harry
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  1. Imeros says
    18 January 13, 3:14pm

    This isn’t a Christian movie. It’s a gay one shown in many gay film festivals.

  2. Annelie says
    18 January 13, 3:22pm

    We have not seen this film so we cannot say, we were told this was a Christian film but that the homosexuality issue is addressed in it.
    We’ll make a note under the description section just in case.


  3. Tabitha says
    18 January 13, 7:14pm

    A film can be controversial and Christian. If this movie causes homosexuals to question their lifestyle and consider the consequences while bringing them the truth, then why wouldn’t that be good? While I’m against judging and bringing shame, Christians shouldn’t be afraid to lovingly speak the truth even if it hurts (1 Cor. 13). The trailer didn’t seem to condescend them, just question their decisions to be gay and be a Christian. They can’t have it both ways. I’m sorry if you believe that homosexuality is not a sin and if I offended anyone, but I’m simply speaking the truth. Perhaps it’s a good thing that this film was shown at gay festivals, but I haven’t seen it so don’t take my word on that. However, if this movie glorifies and welcomes homosexuality as part of God’s will, then they are mistaken.

  4. Imeros says
    19 January 13, 1:47pm

    I watched it and felt that it is quite discouraging to people struggling with unwanted SSA. The guys in the Gay Christian Network would applaud the film.

  5. Michael says
    19 October 13, 6:46am

    This movie seems too leave the gay question completely out in the open. It does not confront the issue at all and you do not see anyone healed from homosexuality in the process. All you see is very wounded people and no hope as far as I was concerned about the movie. The end of the movie comes and you wonder why the end came already without bringing hope. This film shows real issues but does not give any hope to those issues. Personally, I think that it is a secular film that is revealing to us christians and the world just how sick the church is.

  6. lisa turner says
    01 December 13, 9:43pm

    I personnally think that this movie is promoting homosexuality, atheist and also mocking religous folks. I will advise christian who believes in holiness to say away from this movie. The title of the movie is simply to attrack people and to make them believe that it is a right movie. At the very beginning, i was going to let the youth of my church watch it. I guess i was to watch it first. This is satan at work. mocking the church, but one thing I know the devil is mocking his people, those so-called christian whosaid they serving but not. The true believers or the remnant cannot be mock. I be lieve no matter what the devil do, the truth will stay the truth. Christ is going to return and the liars will be exposed. Beware true believers! …. The bible is the truth and will enlight anyone who wants to know the truth. Whoever wrote that movie could not come with an answer because a blind man cannot lead the way. Only those who can see can lead.

  7. Annelie says
    02 December 13, 10:52am

    Thank you Lisa – we just listed a stronger warning as a result.


  8. James says
    19 December 13, 4:08pm

    It may be a christian film; however, it is not recommended fir anyone under mid teens at the earliest, while the comments above mentions that it deals with homosexuality, i find it difficult to believe they really watched it. I am all for dealing with hard hitting issues as i am a filmmaker, with that said dealing with an issue does not have to include long kissing between 2 males, there are far more creative ways to address hard and uncomfortable issues then throwing in your viewers face. It is a knock at the church since the one who is kissing the teenage boy is a leader in the church. I will be honest what happens after that i don’t know, I turned it off after that. I may watch the whole movie to give a better comment but couldn’t risk my 5 year walking in on that.

  9. Mary says
    15 March 14, 8:29pm

    Stay away from this movie. It’s not a Christian movie. It does nothing but lead to confusion and lead away from the True and Living God. It’s very misleading in its premise. Nothing good can come from this.

  10. Rebecca says
    20 March 14, 11:20pm

    You all want your view of Christianity and homosexuality portrayed. One can be both, and this confronts the churches acceptance and is a rather open discussion. Normally you see people get kicked out or sent to be “fixed”, but it is sad that it is taboo for a gay teen to be accepted in a church community.

  11. CFDb says
    22 March 14, 8:25am

    Homosexuality is a sexual sin, just like pornography or sex before marriage, or any other sin. The beauty of Christianity is found in Matthew 1:21 – And she shall bring forth a son, and ye shall call his name JESUS, for he shall save his people from their sin. Jesus gives us the power to overcome any sin. The most difficult sin to overcome is pride though, even worse than homosexuality. The message in Revelation is one we should all pay attention to, found in Revelation chapter 3 about the Laodicean church. That is definitely a real church, but also applies to the last day church, the last day era in which we live now. We see it everywhere, in every church, in every denomination.

    Jesus said that iniquity would abound because the love of many would grow cold. Christians are supposed to LOVE…EVERYONE. That is what Jesus did. He loved and then He said, Go and sin no more.

    Jesus is the only One Who can give us the power to do that. It takes time, other times He does a direct miracle, but it is possible to walk in victory, with His help.


  12. Drew says
    11 March 17, 10:33am

    I’ve just seen the movie. In the context of the movie, there’s a lot of irony in the comments above.

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