First Sunday

Theatrical Release: January 11, 2008
First Sunday


In this hilarious comedy, Durell (Ice Cube) and LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for.

Dove Review

“First Sunday” is an hilarious comedy about two men who, following a bad situation, need money and need it fast. They find themselves in a church service on Sunday morning and get the idea to rob the church to get the money they need. In doing so, they also find something else…Faith. The film is quite touching towards the end and leaves the viewer with some good thoughts. The movie also shows a valuable lesson but due to the language and a few areas of content in the film, including racial slurs and some characters mocking communion, as well as other concerns listed in “other” below, Dove is not able to award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this picture.

Content Description

Sex: Man is shown getting a sensual massage.
Language: S- 3; A- 26; D-5; H- 5; GD-1
Violence: Men shown mugging the deacon of the church; man has a gun and fires it in the church; man pulls a gun on the pastor; thugs punch a man in the stomach and pull a gun.
Drugs: Main characters talk about “weed” (slang for marijuana); man has two bumper stickers advertising the use of marijuana on his car.
Nudity: Woman shown in a low cut top; man's bare back man; character is shown running in only a pair of underwear; woman in a revealing dress.
Other: Men try to steal a TV from a repair shop; men run from police; several racial slurs throughout the film; girl gives man the middle finger; man checks out a woman’s rear end; men make a mockery out of communion; robbing of a church and church goers; cross dressing; hostage situation; a leader of the church is found to be embezzling the church money.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Producer: Matt Alvarez
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Candice Moore