Overcomer

Overcomer

DVD - 2019
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"Life changes overnight for Coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who's pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year"--From www.imdb.com.
Audience: Rating: G.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Overc
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Battante
Language Note: English, French, and Spanish language tracks, with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.
SDH (Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing)
English audio description track.

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shan59
Jun 02, 2020

What an incredible ride. I've seen most of the movies that the Kendrick Brothers have done and I've enjoyed all of them. It seems like they learn something more about making films each time, and this one is no exception. Although it can sometimes be a bit predictable, there were enough surprises to keep it interesting and entertaining. A fabulous cast that was perfectly match with their characters. It reveals how God can work behind the scenes to cause things to work together for the good. It also invited us to do a self check as to who we really are. It reminds us to never discount another self worth.

sjpl_javier Mar 28, 2020

Semi-enjoyable movie with okay acting and an extremely Catholic/religious message throughout the movie; so much so that it starts making you roll your eyes.

If you hate the Hallmark Channel-style religious films, skip this one.

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Janice21383
Mar 11, 2020

As jimg notes below, the Kendricks have a formula -- inexpensively made films for an undemanding U.S. religious audience. If you liked The War Room, you'll probably like Overcomer; although it has fewer embarrassing stereotypes than the former film, which may or may not be a plus. You may also like it if you think Hollywood hasn't made a good film in the last 60 years, and/or you think profanity is a deal breaker. For the rest of us, there isn't much more than a sub-average inspirational sports movie. Priscilla Shirer, who starred in The War Room, also appears here, but doesn't get enough screen time.

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2020

Another winner from the Kendrick's clan. They have a winning formula and improve on it. Identical comment from their 2015 "War Room" applies to this film as well:

This is a wonderful family film, for non-Christians as well, with real insights into family, husband-wife relationship, forgiveness, work-life balance, concept of grace and the sport of cross country racing (rope jumping in War Room.)

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rsyw
Mar 06, 2020

A great movie, brought us to tears in some parts. Enjoyed seeing a multicultural cast and clear messages. The Kendrick Bro's have done it again!

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leegirl7
Feb 04, 2020

Very moving, intelligent interwoven storyline with subplots that you really want to see resolved. Humble yourself, forgive, be forgiven and leave the rest with God because it's all any of us can actually do. Excellent and humble film.

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lisad613
Jan 28, 2020

Fantastic movie! Great family movie! LOVED IT!

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Doobie2_0
Jan 25, 2020

I really enjoyed this movie. It wad so heart warming.

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GiovanniS
Jan 10, 2020

At first I really enjoyed this movie and felt it raised some great points about where you are putting your identity. However, this movie also seems to go against divine healing and attributes God for causing illness as bringing people closer to Him. A better type of movie to look at is Breakthrough (2019) that has a better portrayal of God as healing people compared to this movie. Also we don't see the main character, Hannah Scott, as praying concerning her asthma spells either. It looks like this movie is avoiding that issue entirely.

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samjenks
Jan 09, 2020

Excellent movie!

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2020

Only 2 quotes in IMDb but they are two of the best ones:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8186318/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Here is another essential quote interpreted from a book of the Bible, Ephesians in the New Testament:

I am created by God. He designed me... so I'm not a mistake. His Son died for me... just so I could be forgiven. He picked me to be His own... so I'm chosen. He redeemed me... so I am wanted. He showed me grace... just so I could be saved. He has a future for me... because He loves me. So I don't wonder anymore, Coach Harrison. I am a child of God.

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