Monday, June 22, 2009

I thought this was a football movie...


...boy was I mistaken! John and I watched this together last night after the kids were in bed. I had borrowed it last week from the library, and it was due back today. Neither of us had heard too much about it, and weren't at all prepared for the effect it would have on us. The story draws you in to the personal life and struggles of a football coach struggling with a 6 year losing streak, trying to turn around a football program and save his job, and at the same time his personal struggles as he and his wife deal with infertility, and tough financial times. I have to admit, the emotions that resurfaced in me regarding the infertility caught me off-guard, and brought me back to a very painful trying time in our marriage as well. I found myself laughing through my tears often, as the movie had a perfect balance of comedy and raw emotion.
This movie was made by the same group that brought us Fireproof, which I wrote about a few months back. While it's small budget, with no big-name actors, it's an awesome story, and less cheesey acting than fireproof. I loved this, and I think John did too. It's a beautiful story, with a profound, yet simple message "with God all things are possible!"
Definitely a must-see!

4 comments:

only one said...

I have seen this movie. I thought it was wonderful. It was during a trying time in our lives. My husband was away on yet another job interview, and I watched it while I was ironing clothes. When he came home the next morning, I made him watch it before it needed to be back. It brought back all our infertility issues along with the great message of, "With God all things are possible." I need to be reminding myself of this more and more again these days. Thanks for sharing.

Stacie said...

Jamie=

I think we had the movie the week before you and we also thought it was awesome. It is amazing to me how God talks to you when you least expect it. I recommend this movie to anyone needing a little spiritual boost.

blessed to be a Mom said...

The picture did not come up on my screen that you put on, but I am assuming you watched Facing the Giants. This is one of Matt's absolute favorite movies. It is very good and inspiring. This church also had another movie, Flywheel, that they did prior to Facing the Giants. It is also a pretty good movie. This church is unbelievable with its actors and actresses. A couple of hilights for me were when the one team player carried the other on his back all the way down the football field. Another is when they found the origination of the stench in the house! LOL

♥ Joanna said...

Thank you for talking about this movie! I'm always trying to find things for Alan and me to watch that aren't the typical. We watched Fireproof and that was amazing! :)