I have to admit that when I first heard about this movie I was a little skeptical. I am skeptical about anything that comes out of the church. It is sad but true that most of our (the church) stuff just doesn’t match the quality of the secular community and most of our stuff is just down right cheesy.
My family and the Kapusta gang all went to see this movie last week and I enjoyed the whole movie. The acting was not that good but it was good enough and story was strong. If you plan on seeing the movie, don’t read this next part.
The movie starts out centering around a coach that is not getting it done. His team is not winning, his car is piece of junk, his house is falling apart and he can’t get his wife pregnant. He comes to a point where he is so broken that he cries out to God. From this point on he puts everything in God’s hands (the team, the pregnancy, all the broken stuff and I forgot to say that the boosters are trying to have him ousted) and comes up with a new phylosopy on football and life. Basically it was do your best and leave the results up to God. He told the football team that winning was not the goal anymore but honoring God was.
I will not spoil the whole movie for you but things start to change in a big way.
The movie is a good film to show to all those who love football and have no take on God (especially high school kids). I enjoyed it personally because it reinforced somethings that God is teaching me right now. I think even Christians (especially Christians) get off track and our goals get skewed and we have to refocus often. It is so easy to look at what the world calls success (in our families, our jobs, our finances, our everything) and shoot for those things, when actually God’s definition of success is extremely different.
If you like feel good stories, go for it