Break Away is a new movie from the producers of Faith Like Potatoes, one of my favourite movies. So I was excited to be offered the chance to review Break Away before it was released on DVD!
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.
Here’s a trailer for you to enjoy.
While this film is definitely not an action-packed, busy film and is lower-budget than Faith Like Potatoes (the makers of the film only had $55,000 to make this film, which would normally have required at least $1 million) I enjoyed it. The movie shows what the power of God and the love of friends and family can do: the impossible.
This movie is family friendly. There is no bad language, no sexual content, no drugs involved. Instead, there are good virtues displayed. Grace, forgiveness, encouragement, perseverance, faith.
Break Away also teaches a view on the story of Jesus and the loaves of bread and fish in a way I never thought about it before. But I won’t spoil that lesson for you. 😛Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Break Away DVD from Word Films through their blogger review program with Blogger Gateway. I was not compensated any other way for writing this review and was not obligated to write a positive review. This post contains an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting Ramblings of a Christian Mom.