The Turnaround

DVD Release: February 18, 2017
The Turnaround


“The Turnaround Movie” is a story about a young guy name Marquise, who is raised by his godmother Debra after losing both of his parents as a youngster. Marquise has a God-given writing ability that he overlooks due to hard times. It’s because of these hard times that he finds himself torn between a life of crime with his cousin D-Rock or living a Godly life, which includes his writing ambitions. He ends up getting pulled in two different directions. Ultimately, a tragic event lands him in a dangerous position where he is forced to choose between good and evil.

Dove Review

“The Turnaround” is a film that powerfully demonstrates that change—and change for the better—is possible! The characters are richly portrayed, and scenes about the temptation to do wrong, as well as the options to do what is right, are clearly distinguished. It focuses on the choices people make, along with the reminder that with those choices come consequences.

A young man named Marquise is interested in a pastor’s daughter named Tiffany, but he needs to get his life in order. In the meantime, Tiffany and her father have several disagreements as he wants to help guide her life, but Tiffany feels as if his church has always come before her and her needs. Marquise is pulled into drug trafficking by a man named D-Rock, and things definitely get worse before they improve. But this film does a good job in showing what a little faith can do.

We are pleased to award “The Turnaround” our Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12-plus. The title describes what this movie is all about—a turnaround, when necessary, is possible.

Content Description

Sex: A pastor's daughter gets pregnant outside of marriage, but in the end, she and her boyfriend turn to God and get married; kissing between a married couple.
Language: OMG-2; Shut up-1; fool-2.
Violence: Men with guns are seen; some shooting takes place; a man grabs a character by the arm; a man is shot through open car window but the man is not shown.
Drugs: Smoke is seen as men are gathered around, but no cigarettes or marijuana is seen; drugs are delivered in a package but a man involved gives his life to Christ; a song used for background music in the film is about the neighborhood pusher.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; cleavage in another scene; man is seen in boxers; a woman's thigh is seen as she lies on a bed.
Other: Man is upset with man for praying; a woman passes out and 911 is called; tattoos on various character's arms, body; a conversation about God and a man wonders if God only looks at for certain people; tension between characters.


Company: Dibz Productions
Writer: James Hunter
Director: James Hunter
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter