An arrogant movie star is sentenced by a small town judge to attend a week-long festival celebrating The Andy Griffith Show.
Chris Stone, like most Hollywood bad boys, lives the high life, loving nothing but his fame and success as an actor. After a speeding ticket lands him in court, Chris is sentenced to participate in the Mayberry Festival, a film festival hosted by a small North Carolina town to celebrate The Andy Griffith Show.
Why is Chris so against this sentence? Well, it’s not just because he must step away from his LA life for a week, but because his father was also an actor, playing a main character in The Andry Griffith Show. Unfortunately, Chris’ father became an alcoholic post-acting career, leaving Chris with a void rooted in bitterness.
Parents should note that Chris’ Hollywood lifestyle includes a nasty attitude, an occasional beer, and several mentions of one of his films titled Satan’s Gameplan (though no context is built around this movie). However, no alcohol abuse is witnessed on screen, and Chris’ punk attitude is minimal with language and actions.
Meanwhile, the Mayberry townspeople grow on Chris. All sorts of fun, homegrown locals take him on a lifetime adventure of discovering what it means to extend forgiveness and give up self for the sake of others. Due to these positive elements, including a surprise character from God, Mayberry Man is awarded the Dove Seal for All Ages.
The Dove Take
Mayberry Man is a charming, homegrown film that not only showcases true community, but features segments for all Andy Griffith fans.