Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“God’s Not Dead 2”
God’s Not Dead 2 involves a high school teacher (played by Melissa Joan Hart) who answers a student’s question about the teachings of Jesus and suddenly finds herself going to court to prove Jesus Christ really existed. Jesse Metcalfe plays Grace’s attorney, Tom Endler, who begins her case as a “doubting Tom” but ends up passionately defending Grace and her faith. Ernie Hudson and Robin Givens also star.
God’s Not Dead 2 sort of picks up where…
…the last one left off, starring some of the same characters and featuring a similar storyline, only this time, the PG rated drama takes place in high school. The mature themes and slower pace make it best for teens to adults, mostly because little ones might be bored by all the dialogue. Melissa is perfectly cast as Grace – a single teacher who loves her job, her students and takes a stand for what she believes in. Jesse plays a young lawyer full of doubts about his client but as the trial progresses, Tom learns to respect and understand what their courtroom battle really represents. I had a chance to interview the two stars and they both revealed how their roles helped them to better understand their own faith and the importance of knowing what you believe and why.
In a time when Christians are being persecuted all over the world – even in America – the message in God’s Not Dead 2, of what you believe and why, is a relevant issue every believer may someday have to defend. If you enjoyed God’s Not Dead then you’ll like God’s Not Dead 2 even more!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!