The Gospel – Filtered
David “DT’ Taylor (Boris Kodjoe) is on the fast track to the top of the RandB charts when his career is put on hold by the illness of his father, Bishop Taylor (Clifton Powell). This tragedy takes him back to the childhood home in Atlanta from which he ran nearly 15 years ago. Once a young ministerial prodigy, David has since become the proverbial prodigal. His return home puts him on a journey of self-evaluation, redemption and reconciliation. David meets up with his childhood friend, Charles Frank (Idris Elba), who has replaced David’s father as pastor of New Revelations Church. David sees that Frank’s love for God and His people has been replaced by pride and blind ambition and that Frank’s marriage is on rocky ground. David Taylor is a charming character, and his quick-witted manager, Wesley (Omar Gooding), keeps this sometimes somber film light. Audiences will tap their toes, laugh heartily and become misty eyed.
“The Gospel” was a good movie, about how a preacher’s son turns his back on God and makes secular music and how he returns to the church. This movie is family approved-it shows the viewer how God can really work in one’s life and it had a good story line. It was a bit long. There was a lot of music throughout the movie that was very exciting to listen to.