I finally got to see this film at a father-son church camp retreat this past weekend. Holy smokes, what a powerful film. Definitely on the recommend list for reorienting dads with a biblical list of priorities in raising good men and women.
It's much more than just a list of all the crap we do wrong, a mirror that shows us how we fail, or an idealistic view of what we're supposed to do. It's an entertaining look at fulfilling the fatherly role according to scripture, with a poignant story and several subplots that portray what success and failure in that role looks like.
Such a roller coaster of good humor and devastating sorrow are created even with an occasional but consistent hint of wooden acting. So many good lessons packed into one movie. Somehow this relatively amateur filmmaker is able to reach right into the heart of matters of faith and the faithful. I believe Kendrick is called by God to his film ministry, and that his work is anointed by God's blessing, but I understand YMMV. One must judge such things for themselves.