Movies like To Save a Life

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To Save a Life
Original name: To Save A Life
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how, to save a life.
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, christian film
Audience: teens
Plot: dealing with death, high school, innocence lost, high school life, coming of age, teenage life, christian, youth, friendship, social relations, social misfits, self discovery, social differences, misfit, society, friends, religious, teen suicide, cutting, school shooting, hypocrite, abortion, pastor, childhood friend, athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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