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Flywheel Movie Review

MV5BMTgxOTg5NjU4N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTI3OTQ1MQ@@._V1_SX214_Synopsis: Jay Austin Alex Kendrick wants to sell you a used car, but watch out! Many victims have fallen prey to his smiling face and hasty promises. Austin does everything his way until his dishonesty and manipulation are repeatedly exposed. Like many men, the masks he wears and the lies he tells disgust him. While having a classic convertible repaired, Austin begins a humorous and powerful journey to win back the hearts of his wife Janet Lee Dapper, his son Richie Hunnewill and his community. In every man’s life, there can be a turning point. Jay Austin takes it, and he never looks back.

Dove Worldview: This film came out before the hit “Facing the Giants.” It is made by the same church, Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and Alex Kendrick is once again the leading actor. He is very good at playing a used car salesman who is shady in his dealings. When he overhears his son mention that he doesnt want to be like his dad, who doesnt treat people fairly, Jay Austin Kendrick seeks the Lord and gives his life over to God. Things change dramatically in Jays life but he still has to deal with his shady past.This film is funny at times, dramatic, and will inevitably make the viewer think. It is wholesome with some minor crude comments, and we gladly award five doves to the film. People who struggle in the world of sales will no doubt find it inspiring. We want to note that it has been re-edited and the color has been improved for this new release.

via Flywheel Directors Cut Review by The Dove Foundation.

Facing the Giants

Facing The Giants movie review

Facing the Giants

From the award-winning producers of FLYWHEEL & Fireproof comes a new, action-packed, family-friendly drama about a high school football coach who draws up a new game plan for his team and himself.

In his six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never had a winning season. Even the hope of a new season is squelched when the best player on his Shiloh Eagles decides to transfer schools. After losing their first three games of the season, the coach discovers a group of fathers are plotting to have him fired. Combined with pressures at home, Coach Taylor has lost hope in his battle against fear and failure.

However, an unexpected challenge helps him find a purpose bigger than just victories.

via Facing The Giants – DVD In Stores January 30, 2007.

Rated PG: for thematic material and some peril. 2008 running time 115 min.