Based on a true story, Father Stu is about a lost soul who finds his purpose in a
most unexpected place. When an injury ends his amateur boxing career,
Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) moves to L.A. dreaming of stardom. While
scraping by as a supermarket clerk, he meets Carmen (Teresa Ruiz), a
Catholic Sunday school teacher who seems immune to his bad-boy charm.
Determined to win her over, the longtime agnostic starts going to church to
impress her. But surviving a terrible motorcycle accident leaves him
wondering if he can use his second chance to help others find their way,
leading to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a Catholic
priest. Despite a devastating health crisis and the skepticism of Church
officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu
pursues his vocation with courage and compassion, inspiring not only those
closest to him but countless others along the way.