23 Blast – Rated PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property)
As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.
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First of all, I love sports movies especially football movies. Movies that touch the heart just make them that much better. I can’t even imagine how Travis felt when he suddenly went blind overnight. It’s a complete life changer that can bring the strongest person to their knees. Travis is the local hero and football star who’s life suddenly changes. Rather then locking himself up in his room forever, he takes steps to get on with his life with the support of family, friends and his mobility therapist. What results is an amazing story of a young man who sees the light rather then wallows in darkness. This is an amazing true story for the whole family.
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