I don’t normally do movie reviews on InFocus, but I just watched a movie that I want to tell you about. If you’re not surprised that this major production was organised by Sony Pictures and a Baptist church, you probably won’t be surprised that it is well produced and well written. Of course it’s not a full-scale Hollywood production either, but then that’s old-hat anyway. Whatever the case, this movie definitely has heart.
To give you an idea of the plot, think small town America and high school Gridiron football. I know. “Been there. Seen that. Got the t-shirt.” But somehow this movie manages to pull something wonderful and God-glorifying out of the well-worn storyline. In one already-famous scene, a key leader on the team finds himself blindfolded and being pushed to understand that his God-given potential far outweighs his apathetic expectations. Even though this scene was described to me several times before I watched the movie, I was deeply impacted and spiritually rebuked as the scene climaxed in the end-zone.
I’m not the type of person who is moved to tears often, but I’ll admit that this movie brought me to tears repeatedly and found me openly weeping at the end. It also got more solid laughs out of me than a decent comedy could. One more amazing thing about this movie. You can hire it at most of the major video shops. Here. In Australia. I encourage you to get it and watch it. It has done an amazing job of making God look good.