Overcomer

Overcomer

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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High school basketball coach John Harrison receives unfortunate news that will change his life. The largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down, forcing many families to leave in search of other job opportunities. John and his family are faced with an uncertain future, and his dreams of winning the state basketball championship are in jeopardy. He agrees to coach the cross-country team where he meets a runner who is on her journey of discovery. John and his wife are inspired by their new friend while John attempts to help the runner win the biggest race of the year.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD O DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Overcomer (Motion picture)

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LynJoan
Sep 16, 2020

An inspirational, quality movie. Well done and multi-dimensional, just what I needed with all that is going on in the world! It will leave you hopeful and less anxious.

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bdehler
Sep 08, 2020

Good movie..

JCLHeatherM Aug 02, 2020

A faith-based movie that can hold up well with contemporary mainstream audiences (less jilted dialog and 'stock characters' here), 'Overcomer' is a redemption story with a great message that holds weight without getting too preachy and alienating audiences. Faith-based films are often criticized for low-production values, but this film by the Kendrick brothers manages to look great while also carrying a heavy message.

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shan59
Jun 02, 2020

What an incredible ride. I've seen most of the movies that the Kendrick Brothers have done and I've enjoyed all of them. It seems like they learn something more about making films each time, and this one is no exception. Although it can sometimes be a bit predictable, there were enough surprises to keep it interesting and entertaining. A fabulous cast that was perfectly match with their characters. It reveals how God can work behind the scenes to cause things to work together for the good. It also invited us to do a self check as to who we really are. It reminds us to never discount another self worth.

sjpl_javier Mar 28, 2020

Semi-enjoyable movie with okay acting and an extremely Catholic/religious message throughout the movie; so much so that it starts making you roll your eyes.

If you hate the Hallmark Channel-style religious films, skip this one.

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Janice21383
Mar 11, 2020

As jimg notes below, the Kendricks have a formula -- inexpensively made films for an undemanding religious audience. If you liked The War Room, you'll probably like Overcomer; although it has fewer embarrassing stereotypes* than the former film, which may or may not be a plus. You may also like it if you think Hollywood hasn't made a good film in the last 60 years, and/or you think profanity is a deal breaker. For the rest of us, there isn't much more than a sub-average inspirational sports movie. Priscilla Shirer, who starred in The War Room, also appears here, but doesn't get enough screen time. *Though I should add that this film, written by two white men, is about a black girl who is a thief, and only knows about "parents" from magazine ads. No, I'm not kidding. Subtle this film is not.

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2020

Another winner from the Kendrick's clan. They have a winning formula and improve on it. Identical comment from their 2015 "War Room" applies to this film as well:

This is a wonderful family film, for non-Christians as well, with real insights into family, husband-wife relationship, forgiveness, work-life balance, concept of grace and the sport of cross country racing (rope jumping in War Room.)

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rsyw
Mar 06, 2020

A great movie, brought us to tears in some parts. Enjoyed seeing a multicultural cast and clear messages. The Kendrick Bro's have done it again!

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leegirl7
Feb 04, 2020

Very moving, intelligent interwoven storyline with subplots that you really want to see resolved. Humble yourself, forgive, be forgiven and leave the rest with God because it's all any of us can actually do. Excellent and humble film.

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lisad613
Jan 28, 2020

Fantastic movie! Great family movie! LOVED IT!

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jimg2000
Mar 11, 2020

Only 2 quotes in IMDb but they are two of the best ones:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8186318/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Here is another essential quote interpreted from a book of the Bible, Ephesians in the New Testament:

I am created by God. He designed me... so I'm not a mistake. His Son died for me... just so I could be forgiven. He picked me to be His own... so I'm chosen. He redeemed me... so I am wanted. He showed me grace... just so I could be saved. He has a future for me... because He loves me. So I don't wonder anymore, Coach Harrison. I am a child of God.

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