GAME CHANGER follows a football quarterback named Jordan Gabriel who seems to have a dream life, until he gets caught speeding in a road race and must do community service. Ordered to be a middle school baseball coach, Jordan must deliver on the field so that he can please the judge, who’s waiting to hear how things go. Will Jordan get his act together in time and his priorities in line for the baseball championship?
GAME CHANGER is funny and heartwarming. It successfully gives the main characters some depth in their character development. There are also some excellent drone shots. GAME CHANGER has a very strong Christian, moral worldview where pride is seen as unfavorable, teamwork counts and humility wins out. GAME CHANGER even goes so far as to preach the Gospel and encourage its protagonist to return to faith in Christ as he faces trials. There’s also one scene that recounts the patriotic sacrifice of a Marine. The movie has very little objectionable content, except for some light slapstick violence and potty humor. For these reasons, MOVIEGUIDE® finds GAME CHANGER worthwhile.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong Christian, moral worldview where pride is seen as unfavorable, teamwork counts, humility wins out, the Gospel is preached, girl prays in Jesus’s name, and there’s a resolved outlook that followers of Jesus go to Heaven, the need to extend forgiveness is stressed, the protagonist is encouraged to return to faith in Christ as he faces trials in his life, boy wears a cross around his neck, and the power of miracles and reconciliation get stressed, plus overt patriotic moment as a widow recounts her late husband’s sacrifice for his country
No foul language, one scene with passing gas and a joke about underwear
Some slapstick violence such as man walks into a wooden beam and falls down and gets hit with a baseball helmet in his private parts, boy gets hit with a baseball at his catcher’s mask, boy falls down during a game due to complications with his diabetes, and man breaks a baseball bat with his hands
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Pride, extreme vanity and selfishness, but they are ultimately refuted.
Set in Atlanta, Georgia, GAME CHANGER follows a football quarterback named Jordan Gabriel who seems to have a dream life. He lives in a big mansion, hosts grandiose parties and drives a fast sports car. Lohan, a middle schooler and his mother, go to one of Jordan’s autograph signings, only for Jordan to write Lohan off because Jordan’s developing a crush on Lohan’s mother.
Later, after a dinner date with a woman he met at one of his parties, Jordan gets into a car street race that gets him pulled over by police. At court, the judge assigns Jordan to community service at a local school and must report back after two weeks to see how things are progressing.
Jordan shows up at the local middle school where he’s supposed to coach the school’s baseball team. When he walks around the school, Jordan sees Lohan’s mother, who’s a teacher at the school. She tells him they’ve just moved in the area, along with her daughter. Now, Jordan remembers how he disappointed Lohan. . ..
The baseball team, the Warriors, has their first game under Jordan’s leadership, only to lose. At court soon after, the judge impresses upon Jordan that there’s no such thing as a lost cause. The judge also talks about Jordan’s responsibility as a role model to help his team players. So, the judge states that Jordan’s team must win the championship or face jail time for his irresponsible actions.
Will this be the incentive that Jordan needs to change his attitude?
GAME CHANGER has a good cast with varying layers of talent. Its heartfelt themes will help viewers overlook some of the low budget production quality and melodramatic moments. Thus, GAME CHANGER is heartwarming and funny, has some solid drone shots, and successfully gives the main characters some depth in their character development.
GAME CHANGER has a very strong Christian, moral worldview where pride is seen as unfavorable, teamwork counts and humility wins out. GAME CHANGER even goes so far as to preach the Gospel and encourage its protagonist to return to faith in Christ as he faces trials in his life. There’s also one scene that recounts a patriotic sacrifice of a Marine. The movie has little to no cautions, except for some slapstick violence and potty humor. MOVIEGUIDE® finds GAME CHANGER worthwhile.
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” – Matthew 23:12 (NIV).
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