Seven Days in Utopia
Suitable for any age
Theatrical Release: 9/2/2011
Video Release: 11/29/2011
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Writer: David L. Cook, Rob Levine, Matthew Dean Russell an
Producer: Mark G. Mathis and Jason M. Berman
Director: Matthew Dean Russell
Runtime: 99 min.
MPAA Rating: G
Starring: Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Melissa Leo, Deborah Ann Woll, Brian Geraghty, Jerry Ferrera, Joseph Lyle Taylor, KJ Choi, Kathy Baker
SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall). But Johnny is more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.
"Seven Days in Utopia" is one of those rare finds among motion pictures these days. It is refreshing to see a well-made feature film that has many simple faith messages in it without being preachy. Luke Chisolm is a young golfer who has lost his focus and needs a mentor. Along comes Johnny Crawford, a wise man who takes Luke under his wing and teaches him the basic lessons he calls "SFT". See it, Feel it, Trust it. With this new-found faith and experience, Luke takes on the challenge of golfing in the San Antonio Open Golf Tournament
Dads and their sons will love this heartfelt story surrounding an up-and-coming professional golfer. The final segments of the movie feature several PGA golfers that you will recognize. We are pleased to award this touching and inspirational film our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages and recognize it with 5 out of 5 Doves for its exceptional quality and message.
Language: "Helluva"; "God forsaken"; all other uses of God done in reverence.
Violence: Minor car accident - small amount of blood on driver's head; a few men push each other; "Cowboy Poker" involving a bull chasing men with lawn chairs.
Other: Friendly gambling over a ring toss game.