“Who are you?”
About a week ago I had the pleasure of going with my wife and daughter to a local theater to see the movie called, Overcomer. What started out as a simple pleasure of enjoying time with family became an amazing experience, enjoying a simple but powerful film which is, for many I am certain, life-changing. A young lady, Aryn Wright has an initially very subdued role and then POW she explodes in the power of the story. Other main characters are truly believable, like ‘Coach’ – he and I share a LOT in common – but the one who really struck me was Cameron Arnett in his character.
As much as I enjoyed the players in this dramatic, bring a box of tissues, leave reconsidering where you are in life kind of stories, was what captured the story, what drove people to the point of wonder. It was the Christ within the story. The movie, as we like to say at NCC, makes much of Jesus. It is the clearest, simplest most incredible way to share the Gospel. When the high school principal sits down and takes Hannah Scott, (Wright), through the basics of salvation and leads her in a sinner’s prayer, (Yep, it’s a Christian school), you could hear a pin drop in the theater, and we were nowhere near a bowling alley!
No spoiler alerts, here, you have to see this, no… you need to experience this movie. The story that is all about Christ in this movie will change you even if you are a solid Christian who no longer needs to grow… this movie will drop kick you right through the goalpost of life! (Don’t worry, it’s not a football movie).
The two brothers are a bit too nice to each other… I love my brothers but… well, maybe we just didn’t see how they acted out of camera view! The little guy, I enjoyed how he always replied, “Yes, Ma’am” to his mother. It doesn’t happen much nowadays. I don’t remember not saying “Yes, sir” to my father and not because he demanded it. He deserved it. Us four boys were usually respectful of mom, not just because she deserved it, but on that one… dad demanded it! He used to say to us, ‘boys, she may be your mother; but, she’s my wife!’
If you haven’t been to a movie theater in a long time because the cost is high, and the movies are junk… Take the time to go out and enjoy this one. We need to support these films with great stories. No, they don’t have $100 million dollar budgets and groups like moviefone will always thumb their nose at them but many of even the most secular reviews are not choking on their words when they have to give it some praise.
Take a chance on a movie night once more. It will be worth it! Just, when the movie is over, the popcorn tub is empty, and the last slurp of pop is gone; maybe as you make your quick stop at the restroom before you leave… take a look in the mirror and reflect on (pun intended) the simple question… Who are you?