Thursday, October 14, 2010

UPSIDE - Trailer

Mark Hall, Youth Pastor and Lead Singer, CASTING CROWNS says "upside is an inspiring film about faith and love that challenges us all to follow the uniquepath God has for us."

UPSIDE provides a fresh look at life through the eyes of Soli (Randall Bentley, "Heroes"), a young athlete struggling to discover where he's headed, both figuratively and literally.  Viewing the world upside down is a challenge few will ever face, but that hardly is the extent of Soli's pressing concerns.

He has trouble at home with his mom, he's trying to end his relationship with his girlfriend, and he has to come to grips with a teacher that thinks he can be much more than he wants to be.  Suddenly, Soli's senior year looking nothing like he imagined it would be.

Add in Wren (Leah Sims), an unlikely love interest with a strong faith in God, and Soli must take a new look at everything he believes in.

Can Soli win the heart of Wren, who happens to be blind?  Can he believe in something he can't see?  Will he find a new direction for his life, even if his eyesight never returns to normal?

When you can't trust your eyes, you still have your voice.  This unique story is an inspiring reminder that when life gets you down, there's always an UPSIDE.

I bought this movie after seeing the trailer posted from my sister's facebook page.  She had gotten it from Casting Crowns' page. 

This is an uplifting story of a boy who doesn't know God.  Through an accident that causes his eyesight to get switched and a friendship with a believer, he accepts Jesus as his Savior.  It's not an easy road after that, but begins to learn how to lean into his faith. 

I enjoyed watching this movie.  I noticed only one word used.  I like how there are believers who live their lives unashamed for God. 

I will give it a thumbs up.

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