Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Flicks: Flywheel


About the movie: Jay Austin wants to sell used cars in the worst way ... and that's exactly how he does business at his dealership. Promising much more than he can ever deliver, he'll do whatever it takes to sell a car. His manipulative ways permeate all of his relationships—even his wife and son know they can't trust him.

But as Jay works on restoring a classic convertible, he begins to see that God is working on restoring him as well. Coming face-to-face with the reality of how he truly conducts himself, Jay Austin begins the ride of his life as he commits to honoring God with his business, his relationships, and his life!

Flywheel: Director's Cut is the first movie produced by Sherwood Pictures, the movie making ministry of a Georgia church that went on to produce Facing The Giants in 2006. Flywheel offers the same faith-filled warmth and humor that audiences loved in Facing The Giants. The Kendrick Brothers wrote both films and Flywheel also stars Alex Kendrick (Coach Grant Taylor). Flywheel will have you cheering (and crying) once again!

From me: Flywheel is the first of the movies made by Sherwood Films (Facing the Giants, Fireproof). You can tell. The acting is not so great and the sounds, sounds like it's from a home video. When I first started watching it, I sighed a little because normally I can't stay interested in movies when I'm busy thinking about the dumb sentence here or the bad sound there. Not so in the case of Flywheel. I got just as emotionally involved as I did with the other two Sherwood films (and yes, I cried - I cry at everything). While the acting was only so-so, the storyline was great! Besides the fact that these were God-led productions, I really like that the people are so...normal. I liked the back-and-forth between Jay and his wife , it was what normal people think up not the polished phrases writers normally create solely for a laugh. And I loved how they fit in the present-day miracles. It's a great movie, completely clean, watch it!

Oh, and check out production notes about the film, it's really awesome to see how little Sherwood Films really has to work with and how powerful their movies still turn out!


Kristie said...

Hmm...I'll have to see where I can find this one to rent-I doubt anyone will be giving this one away for me to win-LOL!