The DVD UPSIDE was a great film. Basically, it reminds us that no matter what life throws at you there is always an “upside”! The premise of the movie revolves around a High School senior, Solomon White who seems to have everything…but when he suffers a head injury that distorts his vision he is left looking at the world in a different light. The movie showcases the challenges that Solomon faces at home and school. During the course of the film Solomon begins to fall for Wren, a young girl who has been blind since birth. This is an inspiring movie about faith and perseverance.
One of the things I enjoyed was going to the website after the movie and perusing around. I found that www.upsidemovie.com has a study guide available to accompany the movie. They have taken 2 scenes from the movie and have planned lessons to use in accompaniment with the movie. Study Guide 1 talks about how God gives us a fresh start and Study Guide 2 talks about how God measures success. Each study guide is complete with a Leader Guide, student guide and a video clip. As a Sunday school teacher I found these quite useful!