There have been so many times in my life that I dreaded or avoided doing something because it was not in my plans or it was out of my comfort zone. But in the end, I’m glad I did it anyway. (To be honest, this is not always the case/result, but it’s great when it is!) It could be when I finally said yes to attending a digital storytelling workshop and can rejoice at the accomplishments of my fellow storytellers (and at my own story) or when I said yes to going to a zoo with a group of mamas and their kiddos even though I know it will be the hottest day of the summer which will for sure give me a migraine and my car battery dies because of the heat but luckily a friend came to give my car jump (true story) but I go and we have a good time watching the monkeys swinging in the trees and petting the goats and enjoying the camaraderie of moms who are in the thick of it just like me.
In the same way, Overcomer is that type of story. A story where, in an unexpected turn of events, a basketball coach with a team on its way to the state championships has to do something completely not in his own plans. Keep reading…
*Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here
Theatrical Release: August 23, 2019
Genre: Drama / Inspiration
Studio: Affirm Films
Run time: 1 hr 55 min
Talent: Aryn Wright-Thompson, Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, and Shari Rigby
“Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth … until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.
Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?”
+ Buy tickets NOW (click here)
+ Invite a friend
+ Bring a group (click here)
A Note For Parents
When our identity is wrapped up in a title or something that we do instead of who we truly are or whose we are, it can be frustrating when that title is gone. When the only thing we have known or what we live for is taken away, it can create obstacles to fully living our lives with joy. Overcomer has many discussion points and topics for parents to discover and speak truth to our young generation who may be confused or fearful of what’s ahead. Beyond the storyline, THE WEBSITE offers different resources to lead a discussion or just start a conversation about where we find our identity.
GIVEAWAY – Movie Tickets
ONE lucky reader will receive a pair of movie tickets to see Overcomer in theaters. Winners will be chosen on Wednesday, 8/21. (Giveaway open to continental US residents ONLY.)
For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing your current favorite movie/film or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, share this post on social media, click to tweet about the film/giveaway, or leave a comment on any post on this blog or on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments HERE for each extra entry with a link to the comment.
“*Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a tiny percentage if you make a purchase through my link at no extra cost to you. We received one or more items for review. Read my disclosure policy here. “Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No Canadian winners please, Fandango does not reach to our Canadian friends.