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God Bless the Broken Road | 2018 | PG | - 1.3.1

Why is "God Bless the Broken Road" rated PG? There is no nudity or sexual content, and no strong language; there are a few scenes of combat, including a death, accompanied by negligible gore. Read our parents' guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When a soldier is killed in action in Afghanistan, the lives of his wife and young daughter (Lindsay Pulsipher and Makenzie Moss) become more and more complicated as they try to carry on without him and not lose their house; they're also in danger of losing their faith. Also with Jordin Sparks, LaDainian Tomlinson, Andrew W. Walker, Robin Givens, Kim Delaney, Gary Grubbs and Arthur Cartwright. Directed by Harold Cronk. [Running Time: 1:51]

God Bless the Broken Road SEX/NUDITY 1

 - A woman kisses a man on the cheek.
 A man asks a woman on a date and she accepts. A man tells a woman that he would like to get to know her and she declines. A man asks about a woman and another man says, "She's outta your league." A woman says that she feels disloyal to the memory of her husband when she goes on a date with a man.


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God Bless the Broken Road VIOLENCE/GORE 3

 - Two army vehicles drive along a desert road in Afghanistan and stop; when the occupants of the vehicles get out they come under fire and are attacked by RPGs and two men are struck and one man dies (no blood is seen).
 A man drives on a racetrack and passes several other speeding cars before spinning out and flipping several times (we see the car in smoke; the driver gets out OK). A man in a racecar speeds on a turn and spins out; he argues with a man after and says, "I'd rather crash than lose."
 A man in a wheelchair flinches when a woman touches his shoulder. A man in a wheelchair struggles to reach a coat hook and becomes frustrated when a woman offers to help him. A woman drives a car on a racetrack and spins in circles when she steps on the gas (we see the tires smoking).
 Two men in uniform enter a church and inform a woman that her husband was killed in combat; the woman collapses and cries. A young girl runs away from home and many people search for her in the dark as a storm approaches (she is found OK). A man serves a woman official eviction documents. A woman borrows money from a pawn shop and is told that the interest is 38% and a payment will be due in 2 weeks. A woman pawns her wedding ring.
 Two boys bully another boy and a girl attacks them (we see her lunging toward them but do not see the altercation). A woman and a young girl jump and spill popcorn when someone knocks on the door while they are watching a scary movie. A woman drops a coffee cup and a man catches it before it hits the floor.
 A woman takes her young daughter to a gravesite and they read a letter from the man who died (the girl's father and the woman's husband). We see photos of a husband and wife at their wedding along with family photos and a framed American flag on a mantel after a man dies in combat.
 Two women argue about the care of a young girl in a few scenes. A woman yells at another woman and tells her to get out of her house. A woman is told that she is in foreclosure and that her house will be sold by the bank. A young girl tells her mother, "I hate you" and, "I wish you died instead of Dad." A woman yells outside a church asking God why he took her husband. A man tells a woman about how her husband saved his life and what happened in the attack in Afghanistan that killed him. A preacher talks about people giving up on God when things don't pan out. A man jokes about a "prison sentence."


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God Bless the Broken Road LANGUAGE 1

 - 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (stupid, racing guru, scrap heap, reckless, little stinker), exclamations (oh my gosh, oh my), 1 religious exclamation (e.g. Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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God Bless the Broken Road SUBSTANCE USE

 - None.


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God Bless the Broken Road DISCUSSION TOPICS

 - Death of a loved one, military service, death in combat, losing faith, bullying, courage.

God Bless the Broken Road MESSAGE

 - Nothing is impossible with faith. Some things are worth fighting for.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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