Scrubbing Off the Rough Edges

Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel begins his review of the movie “The Grace Card” with the following paragraph…

“One depressingly common thread among faith-based films is the way the conflict is watered down and life’s rough edges are often scrubbed off. It’s OK to put out a movie with a message. But rendering even potentially dramatic stories so inoffensive that they bear no relation to reality makes for middling drama.”

Do you agree with Moore’s critique? Do faith-based movies really water down conflict and scrub off rough edges? How close to “reality” is close enough for a faith-based artist?

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