Breaking the Press
This inspiring retelling of the Prodigal Son parable stars Drew Waters (NBC's Friday Night Lights) as Joe Conahey, a high school basketball coach whose Christian faith is tested by a season of discontent.
Joe hits rock bottom when his adopted son Josh, the team's talented but self-centered star, transfers to a big-city school, betraying his teammates and family. Only through the power of prayer and forgiveness can the troubled Josh make his way back into the arms of his loving father and find redemption.
|Categories:||Drama, Sports & Fitness|
4 members reviewed: Breaking the Press
- Cary S
A good Christian sports movie. Familiar yet different. Well written and executed.
- Richard and Linda D
Breaking the Press follows a traditional sports story arc, with Act 1 covering the impossibility of the team ever winning a title, Act 2 showing them training hard and developing their skills, with Act 3 championing them as the underdog. The biggest difficulty with this film is its lack of interest in the antagonist, Josh Conaghey (played to Tom Maden). We came away from this film with no emotional investment in Josh, essentially through the entire picture. Hoosiers, which is not available on the DVD portion of ChristianCinema, is a much better basketball story, following the same story arc as Breaking the Press. Enjoy!
- Denise H
A little slow, a bit predictable. Still a good message in a current format.
- Tl A
Great movie and story. A different presentation of the prodigal son, with 2 adopted boys and their lives. The age old Biblical principles of "sowing and reaping" still apply. Should see this one for an updated version especially for the young people.