The Wise Kids

DVD Release: January 8, 2013
The Wise Kids


A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, THE WISE KIDS takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist church, weaving through this ensemble piece are three main characters — Brea, an introspective pastor’s daughter experiencing debilitating doubt, the introspective Laura, Brea’s best friend and a devout believer, and Tim, the open-hearted son of a single father.

Dove Review

This controversial movie attempts to show how people need love and acceptance, but unfortunately it shows behavior which many would not feel comfortable with, behavior which doesn’t reveal any consequences. Near the end of the movie a pastor’s daughter speaks about her doubts in believing in God and states she doesn’t know what she believes.

The setting of the movie is in South Carolina and focuses on three main characters, Brea (the pastor’s daughter), Laura, Brea’s best friend and a strong believer, and Tim, a gay young man who decides God will accept his lifestyle.

The movie contains explicit scenes of two young men dancing together and kissing at a night club. Due to content issues as listed below, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Sex: A married woman is interested in a man trying out as a youth leader for the church; two men seen dancing and kissing (twice); a lesbian flirts with a young woman; kissing between a man and woman.
Language: Sucks-1
Violence: None
Drugs: Wine is seen; drinking of wine; nightclub scene features drinking; the smoking of cigarettes; a couple are seen walking and are drunk and he becomes a youth leader.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless man; man in a loin cloth plays Christ in a play; men and women in bathing suits.
Other: Man confesses he is gay and woman tells him he can't live as a Christian like that; a woman witnesses to another who says she doesn't believe in Christ; discussions on being gay; a man says he thinks the gay lifestyle is sick; a father tells his gay son his lifestyle is fine; a gay man flirts with another man; a pastor's daughter doubts her father's faith.


Company: Wolfe Video
Writer: Stephen Cone
Director: Stephen Cone
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter