The story was "choppy" although the main reason we were disappointed is that the other reviews, including the one on the back of the case, did not specify that the main character's girlfriend is divorced. That part of the story seemed very out of place because before he left home, it indicated that she was so faithful to him but within a year she was married to someone else and within two years of that, she was divorced and ready to go back into a serious relationship with the main character. Not only that, but she was always portrayed as a person who was steadfastly faithful to her commitment to Jesus Christ. How is a life like that a good witness? It's no different from the world.
My husband has attended our church's CR class for a year now. Recently I realized that I also needed the same spiritual assistance to help me cope and recover from my own issues of life happenings. My CR class is in a neighboring town on a different night so that our little ones have a parent home to be cared for and it gives our marriage a Godly glow, admiration and understanding. We love this movie and all of the Celebrate Recovery family!
I appreciate the good reviews this movie has received. I watched the movie with high hopes, but came out disappointed. The movie promoted itself with the phrase, "Faith changes the game." It showed me a story about a man whose life did not go as he had planned. He had a wonderful father, uncle, and ex-girlfriend who were faithful Christians and who gave him a strong witness through their lives. He, however demonstrated or indicated no such relationship with God through his life or conversation. In the end, he did find a way to put aside his bad attitude and self-centeredness, but never clearly prayed or sought God, or demonstrated a "Faith" journey. Movies like "Faith Like Potatoes" and "Facing the Giants" portrayed that excellently. This movie did not seem to even try. It is not a movie about Faith changing anything. It is not even really a movie about a journey in or through Faith. If you are looking for a movie, however, that portrays the benefits of adopting a selfless, servant attitude (this guy finally decides to care about his team and be a real coach), then you will enjoy the movie. Just don't expect great acting or a spiritually grounded movie about Christian faith.