Mama I Want to Sing

DVD Release: December 20, 2011
Mama I Want to Sing


Inspired by the hit off-Broadway play, Amara Winter, a strikingly beautiful and charismatic young singer, is on the verge of pop stardom. Raised in the church by her father, Reverend Dr. Kenneth Winter and mother, Lillian Winter, Amara and her younger brother Luke have a very strong bond. After her father’s untimely death, her mother is thrust into the limelight in the role as preacher, a daring move that ultimately catapults her to the top of the gospel world. Paralleling her mother’s success, Amara soon becomes a huge star in her own right, taking the pop music world by storm.

Conflict begins to ensue when her mother is confronted with and unequivocally disapproves of Amara’s secular music and videos. Amara must learn to pursue her dreams while both navigating the often treacherous world of celebrity and striving to remain true to herself and family. Amara and her mother must work through their differences, realizing that their journeys are not quite so different after all. A heart-warming story that all ages will enjoy, “Mama, I Want to Sing!” reminds us all not to be afraid to dance to the music and to the beat of our own drum.

Dove Review

“Mama I Want To Sing” follows a family as they struggle to move on after the death of their husband and the father of two budding artists. Amara is a young girl with a beautiful voice. Luke, her brother, is a photographer with a bright future and Lillian Winter, their mother, preaches the Gospel through her Christian television show. Each one exhibits varying degrees of success as they venture forth while trying to maintain the lessons they learned from the past. Unfortunately, they grow apart as each one moves off in their own direction.

While the messages of following your dreams are quaint, the story really centers on each one’s desire to pursue their own path regardless of the other’s advice or guidance. The characters are a little superficial while the acting seems too staged at times. Due to one unfortunate misuse of the name of Jesus, we are not able to award our Dove Seal to this film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A husband and wife share a kiss.
Language: OG/OMG-3; H-2; J-1; Statements such as "God is in them shoes" & "God, that's a gift"; All other uses of God, Jesus and Lord are in reverence
Violence: None
Drugs: Singer in a night club with drinks on tables but no one is seen drinking; woman drinks wine once.
Nudity: Cleavage a few times (not suggestive); extreme cleavage once but is not condoned.
Other: Man has heart-attack and dies.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe