Written March 26, 2011
an inspiring tear-jerker - makes you want to hold your loved ones close and appreciate each moment...i raise my hand for the 5th quarter!
Written March 26, 2011
The transparency of the Abbate family is inspiring to all in times of trouble. Their revelation to the world of their dependency and yet obvious questioning of God is an accurate representation of times of crisis in our lives. Christ tells us, "in the world you will have tribulation" John 16:33 but "I will never leave you or forsake you" Hebrews 13:5. The movie reveals both the tribulations of the world and the sufficiency of God in heartache. Far to many times Christianity is sanitized to the point humans can feel it's impossible to measure up to the standard. Belief in Jesus dying on the cross to have a relationship with man is our only standard. This movie is real life, warts and all, woven with fingerprints of God through their healing as displayed on screen. Proof God never leaves us alone. Jesus is healer and restorer. All teenage drivers should see this movie and understand they are not immortal behind the wheel of a 3,000 lb. car. Lastly, choose life when possible and donate.
Written February 05, 2015
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Written March 27, 2011
I knew little of the story behind this movie. It is a powerful movie! For the first time there is a serious movie with a great message that did not seem "hokey" and contrived. The gamut of emotions and human reaction/behavior to tragedy was run. Why did it take so long to get this to the theaters? My wife and I spent almost a third of the running time crying. It was worth the money to see an honest protrayal of a destructive event that did not exagerate the religious over the reality. We would recommend this to adults and teens who are willing to take a reality check.
Written March 30, 2011
This was a very touching, heartfelt movie. One that can be enjoyed by the whole family. I cried within the first 10 minutes. The acting was ok. Aidan Quinn overacted in parts of the movie, but other than that it was fine. I don't think anyone had an Oscar winning performance, though. The football game scenes did not appear to be scenes directed/produced by the movie, instead the scenes were video footage of the actual games. I think more impact would have been made by re-enacting the games. I believe this is a good movie that is better seen at home instead of overpaying at the theater.