A story of redemption and transformation through faith, the movie emphasizes the importance of prayer and a relationship with God for believers. Argues that no matter how "awful" a person you are, you can still change for the better through faith and God's grace. The power of forgiveness is important to the story, as are honesty and strong friendships. Bart's tale also emphasizes following your dreams and using your gifts. Compassion, gratitude, and integrity are themes.
A father is abusive to his wife and son. He angrily throws and destroys his own property and hurts his son (he breaks a plate on his head). In one scene, the father and son push each other. A young man is injured in a football game. Loud, scream-filled fights between a mother and father and a father and son. Potentially upsetting scene in which a dying man clutches himself in agony.
A couple of kisses, embraces, and declarations of love.