Rally, The: A Change is Coming
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Video Release: 8/7/2012
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Eddie Richard, M. Jason Smith
Producer: Rick Reyna, Kenneth Copeland
Director: Rick Reyna
Runtime: 105 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Kenneth Copeland, Rick Reyna, T-Bone
This movie is about a transformed crime boss with a wayward Son, and a young man who has lost his parents. It features a pregnant teen without hope as well as a persistent pastor. A young evangelist just tries to follow a hefty assignment. Though they live in different worlds, these characters all have one thing in common: The Rally.
It's bigger than any individual. It's more life-changing than any of them can imagine. In this gritty drama from Evangelist Rick Reyna, get ready to have your heart opened to seeing a picture of God's love and forgiveness like never before.
See how even in the most difficult of circumstances, there is hope for the future...when love prevails.
Kenneth Copeland plays "Poppa" in the film and he is magnificent, a former crime lord who reads the Bible in the opening sequence and decides he must fully follow Christ. It his passion to reach his son, Junior, for Jesus but his son says, "To H*** with you" and decides he is the new crime lord since his father is turning his back on his former life. Poppa is grieved but moves on with his life, keeping his hopes alive for his son.
The film features several dramatic sequences, including a pregnant woman who wants to marry her boyfriend and is being pressured to have an abortion, a woman who over doses as her daughter cries out for help, a man who stays away from home, drinking, only to have his wife move out, a pastor and his supporters who want to hold a rally for Jesus in the community, despite the threats from "Junior" and his evil and violent supporters.
This movie is rooted and grounded in reality and includes the previously mentioned curse of "To H*** with you" as well as scenes of graphic drug use, the sniffing of cocaine, in addition to some violent scenes. We are awarding this film our Dove "Faith-Based" Seal due to its emphasis on redemption and faith and a life-changing rally for Christ.
Sex: An unmarried woman is pregnant and considering an abortion; a woman at a bar comes on to a married man but he rejects her advances; an innuendo in which a man places his hand on a woman's leg; a "booty" comment;
Language: "To H with you"-1; H-1
Violence: Guns are seen hanging on a wall; guns are held on people in several scenes; a man is shot and dies; car windows are smashed with bats; corpses seen lying on ground; characters are shoved; it's mentioned there have been 67 recent murders in a community; characters argue; a woman says she prays for the Lord to strike a man down; men break into a home.
Drugs: A few characters sniff cocaine; drug dealing; drinking in scenes including wine; a song contains lyrics about drinking; a man stays in the bars drinking after work; smoking in a few scenes; drug lords want to have a man hide their drugs on his property and they say they will forget the loan shark money he owes; a man says his father is "wasted".
Other: A few characters question God and ask what He has done for people; in some inspirational scenes Bible verses are quoted and a rally is held in which several people make commitments to Christ; a few characters tell lies; a few characters sport tattoos.