DVD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY:Since I started homeschooling my children back in the fall of last year which means I don't have a lot of spare time on my hands these days. I don't do a lot of product reviews anymore because quite frankly, I don't have the time to read through the volume of requests, let alone, try the product and then post an honest review about it. But, when I received an e-mail about an upcoming movie, I knew it was a project that I wanted to be a part of! I am excited to be telling you about a new movie that will be available in stores on September 16 called, Hero.
Anyone that has read my blog or followed me in Social Media since my son has been old enough to pick up a baseball knows that we are huge baseball fans. To find a family movie that is centered around baseball is a home run for us. When we saw the trailer to the movie Hero, we knew it was a must see for our family.
We had a movie night that included pop corn, junior mints, and of course a super sized "Coke" (because you know that's what we call every can of soda in the south no matter what flavor!). Most nights we watch movies, the husband will fall asleep on the couch and we can't hear the end of the movie because he is snoring louder than the television volume will allow and the kiddos one by one migrate to another room. This movie had the entire family captivated, even the non-sporty daughter. This speaks volumes for the content of this movie in our household.
The movie is about how a father’s broken relationship with his family fills him with determination to win back the son he left behind. Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to reconnect both fathers and sons, transforming their town in the process. The story shows how one good man can lead change in his community for the common good.
Hero presents an all-star cast including Gregory Alan Williams (In the Line of Fire, The Preacher's Kid), R. Keith Harris (Big Fish), and Mark Joy (The Ultimate Gift). The film also includes a musical score by Grammy winner, Michael Omartian.
George Escobar, a producer of Hero, wanted to make a movie that highlighted the real value in playing a sport and trying to win. “I grew up playing sports, and this idea of playing without winners and losers just seems like a missed opportunity to teach the kids how to train themselves to win. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. A rival will push you harder than the desire to do your best.”
I will admit that I did shed some tears in this one, so I'd say that if you cry during movies, you'd better grab a tissue. There was no fence for me to jump on and scream for the winning team, so I had to stay seated on the couch, but I'll get my chance at fence jumping soon, as fall baseball will start this weekend for my family.
If you get a chance to see this movie, I'd highly recommend it. It's a great family movie. To find out move about this movie, click on this link.
The give away will begin today: Thursday, September 11, 2014 and end on Friday, October 3, 2014 at midnight CST. For your chance to win a copy of the Hero DVD, all you have to do is leave a comment telling us your favorite sport. You must do this step in order to earn any extra entries listed below. It is also important that you leave your e-mail address if it is not visible in your profile so that I can contact you should you be chosen as the winner. *Contest open to continental US only due to shipping restrictions from the sponsor.
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