Much of the time, if a faith film is created it is created with the dumb downed notion that everything is salvific . Spike made a movie that is not intended to be a faith film, but becomes one just for that reason.
In Red Hook Summer , a middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ.
The film takes you on a twists and turns as it becomes a tale of redemption, forgiveness and discovery. The discovery topic is one that makes the audience uncomfortable. Handled tastefully, it is a depiction of Via Dolorosa given to us within the film. It is the payoff of the emotional upheaval that you journey though during the film.