Quick Take: A highly realistic look at the temptations, struggles, triumphs, and heartbreaks of a preacher. The story is refreshingly honest and takes you through a unique, spritual journey in an almost documentary style.
Review: Robert Duvall wrote, directed, and starred in this film which provides us with a highly realistic look at the temptations, struggles, triumphs, and heartbreaks of one preacher. The story is refreshingly honest and takes you through a unique, spiritual journey in a documentary-styled approach.
Duvall plays a charismatic preacher who has a sincere heart for saving souls; but also has a bad temper that gets him into trouble to the point where he must flee after committing a crime against his wife`s lover. His cheating wife is played very well by Farrah Fawcett, whose character, in addition to having an affair with the youth pastor, shadily manages to steal his church away from him. The film takes us on a dramatic journey where we examine what happens to Duvall`s character during this painful period in his life.
Each scene is unique and well-crafted; and very well acted. The preacher`s struggle against his own humanity and his desire to do God`s will is very gripping and credible. Knowing that Duvall was turned down by many of his "friends" and associates in Hollywood when trying to make this film makes it even more interesting since it did finally become successful -- especially for an independent film.