Wendell Baker Story, The
Source: Catholic News Service
Minor but engaging story of a con artist (appealing Luke Wilson) who, paroled from prison after forging driver's licenses for Mexican migrant workers, takes a job at a senior retirement home run by corrupt administrators (Owen Wilson and Eddie Griffin) and helps the exploited residents (including Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Cassel and Kris Kristofferson), while trying to win back his former girlfriend (Eva Mendes) now involved with a jealous supermarket manager (Will Ferrell). The quirky story from quadruple threat Wilson -- who also wrote, co-executive-produced and co-directed (with brother Andrew) -- has an intentionally ragtag feel, but some flagged material notwithstanding, keeps its heart firmly in the right place. Scattered profanity and crude language, sexual banter and innuendo, implied premarital situations and brief punching episodes. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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