Home Run – Movie Monday

Home Run DVD_Blu_ray

We found quite a few faith based movies on Amazon Prime (we are members). Some of them you have to pay for but a couple of them are free right now. One of the ones we watched for free this past weekend was called “Home Run”. It is about a professional baseball player, Cory Brand played by Scott Elrod, who struggles with alcohol addiction. It is set in Cory’s hometown where he finds himself after a car wreck and DUI. In order to avoid jail time, Cory is required to coach a little league baseball team, all the while trying to salvage his career and reputation.

The little league team, his 12 step program and his family all play a part in helping Cory, but ultimately it is God who gets Cory’s attention.

As sobering as alcohol addiction is, this movie was entertaining with a powerful message. We really liked it. To be honest, I felt sorry for Cory, as he dealt with his “demons”. I felt bad for his family who had to deal with him and his “problem”. I grew up in a home where alcoholism was a huge part of our life. It has devastating affects and it forever gave me an extreme dislike for anything alcohol related. While my loved one never found the freedom Cory did in this movie, it is my hope that those struggling with any addiction find help and freedom only Christ can bring through His healing grace.

This movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, or in my opinion, the violent outbursts, the drinking scenes and subjects discussed in group therapy. We let our children under 13 watch it. We’ve discussed alcoholism with them before, the other mature themes seem to have gone over their heads because they didn’t illicit any questions from our children.

Watch the trailer here:

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  1. This looks like something I would like to watch, thank you for sharing.

  2. Liz Mays says:

    I’m glad that the movie showed him finally reaching a peaceful place. I’m sorry your family member wasn’t the same. :(

  3. Kelsey Apley says:

    I really think this looks like a good movie. This is something that we would pick out to watch. Thanks for sharing about it!

  4. I love faith based movies…can you share some more you’ve found on Amazon Prime? I’m a member too.

  5. Colleen says:

    I believe I’ve heard of this one before, sounds like a good movie.

  6. Penelope, here’s the list! Hope you see it!

    Healed by Grace (free right now, it’s a little cheesy and low budget but it had a great message)

    Lukewarm (with John Schnieder)

    Finding Normal (Candace Cameron Bure)

    King’s Faith

    Grace Unplugged (we started to watch this and I fell asleep…but it was good what I saw of it)

    Changing Hearts

    The Horses of McBride

    Taken by Grace

    Ring the Bell

  7. Lisa says:

    This looks like a movie my hubby would enjoy. I will have to check it out for our next date night in!

  8. Angela says:

    Home Run looks like a really great movie. I’ll have to check it out.

  9. Ty says:

    Sounds like a really great movie!

  10. Toni says:

    This sounds like a really good movie with a heart warming story. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Donna says:

    I really love faith based movies. We have a local movie company, MissionWorx, that a friend of our son’s has been in one of their movies, Fat Boys. And we’re hoping our son can audition for an upcoming movie, that will go in production next spring, I think. This movie looks great, I’ll check it out.

  12. Haven’t heard of this movie before. Thanks for sharing so I can check it out.

  13. Marcie W. says:

    I often feel that kids learning about real life issues at an early age is important. They could get peer pressured early as well, so it’s better to be prepared and educated.

  14. HilLesha says:

    This sounds like a wonderful movie!

  15. Kathleen says:

    I have never heard of this, but it sounds like a great movie with a lesson to be learned.

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