Brother White Receives Parents Television Council Seal of Approval

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By Christopher Gildemeister

Network: gmc
Air Time: Air Time: March 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m. ET (encore at 9:00 p.m. ET)
Starring: David A.R. White, Jackee, Reginald VelJohnson, Anna Margaret, Bebe Winans
Recommended age: 7+
Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green
Sex None
Violence None
Language None
Behavior Mild rebelliousness by teen

James White is a discouraged man. Despite his love and zeal for the ministry, he has recently been demoted to the bottom of the list of assistant pastor’s at evangelist Johnny Kingman’s Los Angeles mega-church, and is relegated to teaching Sunday school. When James makes another blunder, Kingman appoints him pastor of a tiny community church in inner-city Atlanta. Though faced with an entirely new situation and location, the rebellion of his teenage daughter Emma, and a threatened bank foreclosure on the church, James triumphs through the love of his wife, the support of the church’s deacon, choir director, and community…and the help of some most unlikely allies: the thuggish Easy 8 and his street gang.

A genuinely feel-good movie, Brother White contains absolutely no offensive content, and contains many valuable lessons. While a committed preacher, James believes his lack of worldly success makes him inferior in the eyes of his in-laws and others; while he is faced with many financial and family problems, his own ambition is the true cause of his problems, and the hardest foe he must overcome. The film also teaches the lessons of tolerance, willingness to look past others’ surface, and the necessity of accepting and embracing unexpected change.

Though and inspirational drama, Brother White is also packed with fish-out-of-water comedy and soulful gospel music, including a performance by Grammy-winning gospel legend Bebe Winans.

For its genuinely uplifting and family-friendly entertainment value, the Parents Television Council is proud to award Brother White with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM. The PTC recommends this movie for viewers over age seven.