Mark Wahlberg's 'Father Stu' Arrives on Netflix – What's on Netflix

What's On Netflix Logo
The Sony movie is now streaming on Netflix in the US and India.
by Kasey Moore
Published on EST

Father Stu – Picture: Netflix
Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Father Stu released in theaters over the April Easter weekend earlier this year and has now arrived on Netflix in two regions, India and the United States of America as part of the Sony first window deal. 
Directed and written by Rosalind Ross, this story adapts the real-world figure of a boxer who is diagnosed with inclusion body myositis (IBM) and eventually became a Catholic priest. Alongside Wahlberg stars Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson.
The movie hits theaters exclusively on April 13th in the United States.
The movie had a huge difference when it came to critics’ and audiences’ opinions as highlighted by RottenTomatoes which has it at a 42% with critics and 95% with audiences.
Here’s what critics and audiences on RottenTomatoes have to say about Father Stu: 
“Critics: Mark Wahlberg is hard-working but miscast in Father Stu, an issue compounded by the way the movie fumbles its fact-based story.
Audiences: A fact-based movie with a big heart, Father Stu has a terrific cast and a message that’s almost guaranteed to move you.”
For the first time, new Sony movies are coming to Netflix exclusively following their theatrical releases which is known as the Pay-1 window.
That means the second the theatrical window is up, it’ll join Netflix for a year and a half before leaving, in this instance, for Disney streaming services.
Father Stu is the third major Sony Columbia movie to come to Netflix as part of this new deal, following Uncharted (August 5th) and Morbius (September 7th).
Picture: Sony Pictures
Father Stu touched down on Netflix India on August 23rd, 2022. That’s 132 days following its theatrical release.
The movie then arrived on Netflix US exactly 156 days following its April 13th, 2022 premiere date on September 16th, 2022.
That’s roughly in line with Morbius arriving 159 days following its initial release but a lot shorter than the 168 days for Uncharted.
The movie will now stream on Netflix throughout 2023 and likely leave in early 2024, with Hulu likely being its streaming home afterward.
Yes, is likely the answer, but unlike the United States, we don’t get informed of regional specifics.
Instead, we can look at how previous Sony movies have dropped onto Netflix and assume they take a similar release pattern this time.
Just to reiterate, these regions and dates are pure guesswork based on previous Sony movies coming to Netflix. We’ll update you should we learn more.
Many regions of Netflix, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and most of Europe, seem to get new Sony movies in or around 2 years after their theatrical debut. If that’s the case here, you can expect Father Stu in or around 2023-24.
Will you be checking out Father Stu now it’s on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.
Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.

Netflix Earnings Q4 2022 Review: Bye Reed Hastings + Kids Content Performance
‘Cobra Kai’ Season 6: Renewed at Netflix for Final Season
‘The Recruit’ Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status & What to Expect
‘The Mother’ Netflix Jennifer Lopez Movie: Release Date & What We Know So Far

Netflix News In Your Inbox

Sign up today for free Netflix updates!
Invalid email address

new Netflix releases this week
What’s New on Netflix
What’s New & Top 10 Movies & Series on Netflix: January 20th, 2023
Jan 20, 2023
What To Watch on Netflix
Should You Watch ‘JUNG_E’ on Netflix? Review of the Korean Sci-fi Epic
Jan 20, 2023
Netflix News
Netflix Earnings Q4 2022 Review: Bye Reed Hastings + Kids Content Performance
Jan 20, 2023
Netflix News
‘Cobra Kai’ Season 6: Renewed at Netflix for Final Season
Jan 20, 2023
What To Watch on Netflix
Best New TV Shows Added to Netflix This Week: January 20th, 2023
Jan 20, 2023
Netflix News
‘The Recruit’ Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status & What to Expect
Jan 20, 2023
What’s on Netflix is not endorsed, moderated, owned by or affiliated with Netflix or any of its partners in any capacity. The authors of this site also have no affiliation with Netflix. All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images and videos are all copyright to their respective owners. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc.

© 2022 What’s on Netflix – All Rights Reserved.


About Arsy

Check Also

Saudi Arabia’s Hollywood Dealmaking Ambitions Grow Despite Backlash – Hollywood Reporter

Subscribe for full access to The Hollywood ReporterSubscribe for full access to The Hollywood ReporterThe …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *