I really liked it! Some of the acting was alittle robotic and even the best friend was cheesy but i absolutely loved him because he was a wackadoodle!
There are some things that were "sketchy" like, 2 scenes in particular, but the integrity of the character was shown. people are being harsh mainly for 2 reasons, one, that it wasn't christian enough and two, that it was too Christian. There's also talk of adultery and innuendo to it.
First, since when do people have to be perfect and not make mistakes to be a Christian movie? I'm pretty sure that's the whole point of Christ. He's there to improve us, right out wrongs, teach us lessons and so forth. The guy "chased a dream" and made poor choices along the way and hurt someone, but he didn't make any really horrible, life altering choices. So yes, i thought it was a good Christian movie. Lots of great messages!
Second, some said it was too Christian. I don't think that either because like many said, there was an over amount of religious talk. Majority of it came from the dad. And it was overly pushy. I am a Christian so maybe if you're not one, then yes, it'll be too much but if you believe in Christ at all, i don't think it was too heavy. And it was only really pushing the message right at the end.
Anyways...loved it. And the scenes that were a little sketch , really helped towards the messages and help teens/adults see that our actions have consequences, especially some consequences that can ruin things...like getting so drunk you don't know where you are or what happened to you! But we can all all ask for forgiveness from people and from God.
I'd say it's a clean movie, good for teens and up