Divine Will [2016] (Movie Review)

Plot Summary

Will Blessing got in too much trouble in the city, so his uncle, the famous rock star Dave Blessing, decides to take a job as a music minister in a church in the small town of Punkyville.  So along with Dave’s eccentric sister Jenny, Will and his uncle pack up and go to the weirdly eccentric, self-parody town of Punkyville and meet all sorts of zany off-the-wall characters that promise to make their life interesting.  Will’s also got this gift of fixing people’s problems or something.  So If you’re looking for a comedic musical sure to entertain, this is the film for you.


Production Quality (1.5 points)

The one thing we can say for this diatribe is that they at least attempted an average production quality.  Video quality, audio quality, and camera work are on par.  However, the soundtrack obnoxious as characters randomly burst into song when they feel like it.  The sets and locations are also cheap looking and there are some cheesy special effects.  There is really no editing in this film as it seems like every possible stupid amount of content was included.  Basically, while some money was spent in this production, we have no idea why.

Plot and Storyline Quality (0 points)

What is this?  Seriously, what is this?  What do the writers take us for?  Is this film geared toward children?  Trust me, we tried to find some clarity, but found none.  Between the impromptu musicals, the zany characters, the bizarre dialogue, and generally random things just happening for no reason, there is no way to follow this madness.  It jumps from one thing to the next and has the feel of a cheap cable television show on a family-friendly channel.  There is no real plot to speak of and nothing to be gained from these empty-headed characters.  A lot of it is seemingly silly for the sake of silliness and sometimes seems to make fun of disabled people.  In short, there is no purpose to this story except for laughs.

Acting Quality (0 points)

Needless to say, this is not the way to cast a film.  While there was really nothing for these actors and actresses to work with, one has to wonder what exactly is going on here.  Do these people like to be portrayed in this way?  Do they watch themselves?  We really can’t say much beyond this, except that you have to watch it to understand what we’re talking about.


So you have some money for a film and you decide to not only rip off a worn out plot concept parodying a small town, but you do so in such an astronomically ridiculous fashion, that it makes Tommy Blaze look smart.  We even considered putting this film in the special category with The Rev; that’s how ridiculous it is.  Sigh.  There is nothing much left to do but finish another review for another stupidly embarrassing Christian movie and wonder what exactly it is that PureFlix turns away.


Final Rating: 1.5 out 10 points



Full disclosure: We were provided by the creator with a copy of this film in exchange for a fair and honest review


7 thoughts on “Divine Will [2016] (Movie Review)

  1. My husband and I laughed throughout Divine Will! It was hilarious, and zanie, cute and the music was light-hearted! In this world of serious and immoral movies, this was actually refreshing! Anyone who would seriously critisize Divine Will just has no sense of humor and must not like life at all!


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  4. I have to disagree, wholeheartedly, with this reviewer! I was given a Pure Flix subscription as a Christmas gift, and the this film, DIVINE WILL, was the first movie I watched. I loved it! And my two teen-aged daughters not only love the movie, the actors, the message but also love the music as well, downloading the wonderful soundtrack from iTunes. With the success of LA LA LAND, I am surprised that this faith based and inspirational movie musical would be so misunderstood by the critic.

    I hope audiences decide for themselves! And, yes, it is a comedy, but is that now a bad thing? And by the way, it had two powerful dramatic moments that brought tears to my eyes.

    The reviewer said, and I quote “So If you’re looking for a comedic musical sure to entertain, this is the film for you.” Out of the entire review… that is one the line with which I agree.


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