After a six-year journey on screen, Mark Wahlberg’s “Father Stu” has arrived. Starring and produced by Wahlberg (who spent “millions and millions” of dollars to make it), the biopic follows Stuart Long, aka Father Stu (played by Wahlberg), an amateur boxer with a difficult past who turned to the priesthood after a life-changing motorcycle accident, becoming a beloved figure of faith in his community even as he faced a devastating health condition and skeptical leaders within the Church Catholic.
It may have taken years to make, but ‘Father Stu’ is out now – just in time for Easter weekend – and if you’re wondering how you can watch it right now, read on below. .
When is “Father Stu” in theaters?
“Father Stu” arrived in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, April 13. You can find showtimes and book tickets at a theater near you on the official website.
Is “Father Stu” streaming online or digitally?
No, Sony Pictures launched “Father Stu” exclusively in theaters on its April 13 release date, which means – for now – the only way to watch the film is in a physical theater.
We’ll update this space when we have details on home video and streaming.
Going forward, you can probably expect to see the movie streaming on Netflix first. Sony Pictures Entertainment signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in 2021, giving them an exclusive “first look” at all Sony streaming titles, starting in 2022.
Is “Father Stu” based on a true story?
Yes. The film is inspired by the true story of Father Stuart Long, who died in June 2014.
If you’re looking for more details on what it’s all about, here’s the official, in-depth synopsis:
Based on a true story, Father Stu is an unflinchingly honest, funny, and ultimately uplifting drama about a lost soul who finds purpose in a most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to Los Angeles dreaming of stardom. While working as a supermarket worker, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad boy charm. Determined to woo her, the lifelong agnostic begins going to church to impress her. But surviving a horrific motorcycle accident leaves him wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way, leading him to the surprise of realizing he’s supposed to be a Catholic priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and skepticism from Church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his calling with courage and compassion, inspiring not only his loved ones but countless others along the way. .
Who is in the cast of “Father Stu”?
Alongside Wahlberg as the film’s main character, “Father Stu” stars Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Cody Fern and Malcolm McDowell.