Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review this movie that releases on DVD today, 4/23. If you have ever read my blog, you know that I love family movie night with my husband and kids and I really love movies in general that are family-friendly.
The "only" thing negative I can say about this movie is that the people have very strong accents and there were a couple of places that I was not sure what they said. It wasn't so bad that I didn't know what was going on, and I was able to piece together what they were talking about, but someone that has a hard time hearing would probably have a difficult time understanding this movie.
With the negative part out of the way, let me say this was a very amazing movie. I don't want to give too much away so I will try to give general comments about the movie. First read the movie synopsis, then I will give you my thoughts.
BREAK AWAY synopsis: 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: It is easy to make decisions based on our circumstances, and unfortunately we do that a lot. Francois has lost his job, but he shows us how, in spite of everything that is against him, we are too face our problems and continue to look for a solution. He tells his "group" at the end of the movie that there were many times that he wanted to give up on life and everything, but he knew he had to keep going. He faced many obstacles, but through his determination and his faith in God, he was able to succeed. Through his journey and his struggle, he touched a lot of other people as well, including his brother.
If you are going through a valley, don't give up. If there seems to be a wall in the way, keep pushing through. God has a plan for each and every person, we just have to listen for His voice. He will use things (and people) that seem so unlikely. In Francois' case, it was a bicycle. What do you have that God could be using for you?
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