Disney Safety movie is full of heart and an important reminder of the importance of family and community. Based on true events, this is an inspiring story we all need right now! Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Who doesn’t love a feel good sports movie, especially when it’s based on inspiring real-life events? Disney Plus’ Safety drops today, December 11th and will tug at all the heart-strings! Based on Clemson football player Ray Ray McElrathbey and his brother Fahmarr, this is one you will not want to miss. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
Safety Movie Parents Guide
Safety is based off the true life story of Ray (Jay Reeves), a student and athlete at Clemson University who is attending college on a football scholarship. Ray’s story is inspiring in itself, as he grew up with a mom who was addicted to drugs. When Ray goes off to college however, he leaves behind his younger brother Fahmarr (Thaddeus J. Mixson) who is 11 years old at the time.
While Ray is away, his mother Tonya (Amanda Warren) is sent to prison for drug possession and Fay needs a caregiver. Tonya enters a rehab facility, and while waiting for her release in 30 days, Ray sneaks Fay into his dorm room. But when Tonya’s stay at rehab is extended and Fay is discovered by a teammate, Ray is forced to come clean but as a result he has jeopardized his position on the team and his scholarship.
Safety Movie Age Appropriate
Let’s take a look at what parents may need to know about Disney’s Safety movie.
Language: The language in Safety is very mild, the strongest words you will hear in this movie are damn and hell.
Adult Content: This movie is on Disney+, which has vowed to keep movies and it’s series PG-13, so you will not see much content that would not be appropriate for a younger audience. The story does include a drug addicted mom, and while you do not see drug use in the film, it does discuss the issues associated with drug use, as well as living in poverty.
With everything going on in the world, Disney’s Safety is exactly the type of movie we all need right. When our world is still in the midst of fighting for racial equality and many in this country still rejecting the Black Live Matter movement, Disney has delivered a moving film which focuses on the struggle of one black man, his devotion to his brother and how he rose above all obstacles with the help of his community.
The film runs over 2 hours, which is a bit long in my opinion and risks losing the interest of many viewers. Luckily the undeniable chemistry between Reeves and Mixson really captures the audience resulting in an emotional connection to the story. Newcomer Mixson beat out many actors for the role of Fay, and after watching him embody his character, one can see why he won the part. His stand out performance boasts well next to Reeves’.
He’s not just one player to me, he’s part of a family.
With the holidays right around the corner, and many unable to spend them with our loved ones, Safety is the feel good movie we all need right now.