Cory Brand was an up and coming baseball player who was living life in the fast lane. When he hits rock bottom, his agent provides him with an opportunity to turn his life around. He returns to his home town to coach his brother’s little league team and has to participate in Celebrate Recovery, a “12 step program with Jesus.”
When he returns to his hometown, Cory is forced to confront his dark past, which includes an alcoholic father and childhood abuse. Like his father Cory has always turned to alcohol as a means of coping with his problems. Home Run is a powerful movie with a Christian theme that focuses on finding the power to change and heal through Jesus Christ. On his journey, Cory learns how to love baseball again and more importantly how to love himself. One of my favorite lines in the movie was when Cory told his son that “Nothing great happens when you hold back.” This is great advice for all of us.
Even if you have not dealt with issues of abuse or addiction, you may know someone who has, and even if you don’t, there will still be issues you can relate to. This movie is about learning not to judge others because things aren’t always what they seem and also focuses on learning to forgive and move forward. There are also powerful themes about parenting that we can all learn from. One of the main characters said some things that hit me as a parent: “It takes courage to be a parent. It takes courage to love a child. Parenting is not for cowards.”
It’s hard to find feel good movies with powerful themes like this one, and it’s a “must see” in my book! Find out if your local theater will be showing the movie here–> Home Run theaters
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DISCLOSURE: I was not provided with any compensation for providing this review. I was given the opportunity to view an advance screening of the movie and also given a prize pack with t-shirts, books, and CDS to share with my readers. All opinions are 100% mine!