Have you seen any inspirational movies lately? If not, you will want to mark your calendars for this one. The new and upcoming movie Home Run is set to be released in theatres April 19, 2013.
I just recently, along with a local in-home church group, watched a screening of the movie Home Run and I have to say, it is awesome! For those who truly want to make big changes in their life, this movie is the one to watch and will tug at the heart strings. It is also worth seeing if you are a fan of baseball.
“Home Run is a novelization by Travis Thrasher. Based on the original movie.”
What is Home Run exactly about?
“Home Run is the story of a professional baseball player, Cory Brand, whose big dreams and big plays have led him far from the small town he once called home. As the memories of his abusive father continue to haunt him, Cory spirals out of control with years of hard-partying and reckless living. A DUI charge and a team suspension send Cory back to his small town, desparate to save his career and reputation. Forced to coach the local Little League team and spend eight-weeks in the only recovery program in town (Celebrate Recovery), Cory encounters a group of addicts who help him face old wounds, new opponents, and the love he left behind. His journey leads him to discover truths more powerful than he ever imagined-and toward the most important play of his life.”
I really enjoyed the movie and feel that anyone can benefit from the story and relate it to something in their own life.
The folks present during the screening enjoyed the movie as well. We had a discussion session shortly after the movie to see what their views of the movie were. Here are some of the comments noted during the discussion:
“This movie has it all.”
“Touches close to home.”
“Top notch with believable characters.”
“Made me cry.”
“It kept your interest.”
“Total reality.” “This needs to be shared with everyone, especially those struggling with addictions.”
We discussed how important programs such as “Celebrate Recovery” are to individuals struggling with an addiction such as drugs, alcohol, etc. I know this really opened up emotions regarding my uncle. He struggled with substance abuse for years. He lost his battle with the addiction. We believe he is now in a better place because he gave it up in his heart before he passed away. Do you have someone in your life that this movie could potentially speak to?
Home Run in my opinion, is best suited for ages 13 and up or depending on when you would like your teen to know about these specific topics.
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Would you like to see this movie be released in our town? You can be a part of this campaign by being a part of the “Batting 1000” program. If you have a vision to change your community, you can currently commit to selling 1,000 tickets for your local church, ministry, or business for opening weekend: April 19-21, 2013. Wow, right? Definitely something to think about. Whether you become a Batting Coach or interested in helping someone else with their Batting 1000 committment, please contact email@example.com.
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I want to see this now! I just read the book (got a review copy), which is the novelization of the movie. I’m actually giving away a copy if you are interested. 🙂