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One of the things that my family enjoys doing together is watching movies. So it’s important to me to find movies that are suitable for my entire family to view together. That is sometimes difficult since my kids are a broad range of ages – 21, 14, and 8. So, when I find a movie that we can all sit down and enjoy together as a family, you can pretty much bet I’m going to share about it on my blog. Here’s our latest Family-Friendly Movie find . . .
About 23 Blast
As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight.
With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.
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Heidi Says . . .
First of all, I’m always a sucker for a movie based on a true story; so this one appealed to me before we even popped it into the DVD player. I knew my husband would enjoy it because he loves practically every movie that has something to do with sports and real life!
We all really liked this movie. It was such an awesome story of hardship, doubt, and perseverance. And honestly, it’s amazing!
When we got to the end credits, we were pleasantly surprised to realize that the REAL Travis Freeman made a cameo appearance in the movie! What a neat extra touch!
As a parent, I want my kids to know that, with hard work and perseverance, they can accomplish great things. Watching how Travis learned to conquer adversity and do just that was a great example of this principle played out in real life.
I would highly recommend this film for anyone who is looking for good, family-friendly entertainment. It’s a great starting point for discussion as well.
NOTE: This film is rated PG-13 for a brief scene involving drinking on school property. It was mild and not deserving of this rating at all. I didn’t mind my 8 year old seeing it.
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