Break Away is a brand new family-friendly Christian film that is filled with inspiration! We watched this as a family recently and were impressed with so much: the plot, the scenery of life in Cape Town, South Africa, the Dutch-style accents, and more. If you enjoy family-friendly films revolving around sports or bicycling, you'll enjoy this film, so read more to learn how to win a copy of this DVD that I'll be giving away here on Joy In Our Journey!
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.
Break Away was produced by Frans Cronjé (Faith Like Potatoes and Journey to Grace).
Break Away takes place in South Africa and accounts Francois’ challenge of providing for his family after losing his job. He is forced to use what he has, including an old bicycle. 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.
The story came to Cronjé when he and two of the other filmmakers were all struggling to finance projects during the recession. “We began dreaming of making a movie without a big budget and relied mainly on our skills, equipment and friends,” he recalls. “We decided to tell the story of a fictional character based on our own experiences with the hopes that we can make a difference in people’s lives. The tagline for the movie says: When it seem like you’ve lost everything, use what you’ve got and let God multiply it. It’s a reference to the gospel account of the five loaves of bread and two fish which Jesus multiplied to feed the crowd of 5,000 people. This tagline became our policy to produce the movie. We used the little we had and trusted God to provide the people and equipment we needed. Each crew member even brought his or her own food to the set instead of hiring caterers.”
Julieanne's thoughts about Break Away:
Again, my family enjoyed this film! It starts out a bit slow in that it takes a while to set up the story. Kelsi (age 15) said several times, "If they don't set up the antagonist pretty soon, I'm going to stop watching this!" Finally, my husband and I told her, "It's a character-driven plot line, not one that pits protagonist against antagonist!" And she watched the rest of the film with us.
I'm saving my copy because I'd like to watch this again. It is inspirational, clean, and family-friendly. It has action scenes in the second half of the film, so your action-lovers will enjoy that. This film is a creative approach to encouraging us when hope seems to be drowned by despair. Anyone who has ever been unemployed or underemployed to the point that marriage bonds have been strained or you've possibly even lost your own home will relate well to the themes in Break Away.
Break Away is 113 minutes in length and releases on April 23rd, 2013.
Let's giveaway the new Break Away DVD!
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Entrants must be 18 years or older; only U.S. residents are eligible to enter this giveaway. I will select the winner of this prize using Random.org (via this Rafflecopter entry form, below).
I received one DVD copy of Break Away in exchange for my honest opinions about this film. No other compensation was provided.
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