Break Away Film Review and a Giveaway

Recently I had the opportunity to review the movie,  ‘Break Away,’ which has just been released onto DVD this week.

Here is the synopsis which can be found on Word Films site;

Francois is a hard-working husband and dad that gets laid off from his job. None of his efforts to get another job succeed and he is forced to use what he has, including an old bicycle, in order to provide for his family. With the help of his “black sheep” brother, a bicycle shop owner and a pro-cyclist, Francois makes some life-changing discoveries about his life, career and faith in God.

Although a fictional story, BREAK AWAY, was inspired by true events around the recession that left people without work. The message brings hope and offers practical and Biblical solutions in a very entertaining way.

My thoughts;

I liked this film.  No, I don’t think it will win an Oscar, for best actor or best writers etc.  Yet it is a compelling story.  If you read here often you know I have a laptop that is finicky to say the least and we are TV less.  Twice while watching the film on my laptop it shut down on me and both times I had to wait for it to do its thing before I could resume watching.  Francois had pulled me into his world and I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.

I think it is a movie that most people will be able to relate to.  We dealt with Dave being downsized twice, and the stress that brings, having to sell our home, look for new work and clinging to God uncertain of what the future would hold.  Then we found ourselves with a child with a life threatening disease again uncertain of what our future would be.  Break Away, deals with the loss of a job but the principles of  trusting in God and putting your hope in Him, can be an encouragement to you no matter the challenge you face.

Of course, I think what I like the best about this film is, it is 100% family safe.  I don’t think the topic is one that would grab the interest of really young viewers, but there is nothing you have to worry about your children seeing.  There is emotion, there are tears shed over the seeming helplessness of the situation, but there is no foul language and no questionable scene

“When it seems like you’ve lost everything, use what you’ve got and let God multiply it.”

Here is the trailer for the film.

Word Films and Blogger Gateway are also giving a copy to one of my readers so if you’d like a chance to win a copy please leave a comment.  I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday (May 1st)!

For more info about this film and others by Word Films check out their Facebook page.

Disclaimer;  I was not compensated for my review, I was given a copy of “Break Away” from Word Films and Blogger Gateway in exchange for my honest opinion.

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