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Genre  Drama, Sport
Running time  1h 53m
Cinematography  David Boyd
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Director  David Boyd
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Initial DVD release  October 8, 2013 (USA)
Country  United States
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Release date  April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
Writer  Brian Brightly, Candace Lee, Eric Newman, Melanie Wistar
Cast  Scott Elrod (Cory), Dorian Brown (Emma), Charles Henry Wyson (Tyler), James Devoti (Clay), Nicole Leigh (Karen), Drew Waters (Pajersky)
Similar movies  Facing the Giants (2006), The Grace Card (2010), Saving God (2008), The Genius Club (2006), The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Tagline  Freedom is possible

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Home Run is a 2013 Christian sports drama film directed by David Boyd and stars Scott Elrod, Dorian Brown, Vivica A. Fox. the film was released in theaters on April 19, 2013.

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Plot

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Pro baseball player Cory Brand is forced into a rehabilitation program in his Oklahoma hometown after several alcohol-related incidents. He is responsible for injuring his brother in an alcohol-related crash. Cory reluctantly enters a Celebrate Recovery. He eventually finds new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a Little League team. Cory reunites with his high school girlfriend, starts a relationship with his son and rebuilds his relationship with his family.

Release and reception

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The film had a limited release on April 19, 2013 in the United States and has grossed over $2,861,020.

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The film was endorsed by numerous current and former baseball players, including Mariano Rivera, Adam LaRoche, Andy Pettitte, Craig Stammen, Ben Zobrist, R.A. Dickey, Barry Lyons, Bill Buckner, Tim Salmon, Dwight Evans, Jim Sundberg, Brett Butler, and Jose Alvarez, among other sports figures.

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On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film received 45% positive reviews from 11 critics.

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Sean O'Connell of The Washington Post gave the film three stars out of four, saying, "Boyd uses upbeat musical cues and sun-dappled cinematography to manifest an authentic small-town, minor-league atmosphere that’s warm and welcoming, even as it addresses potentially devastating personal problems. There are religious undertones to “Home Run” as Brand labors through his rehabilitation, but Boyd doesn’t succumb to the pressure of clubbing his audience over the head with a metaphorical Louisville Slugger. The director trusts his cast to convey the message. ... Those seeking riveting baseball sequences might leave frustrated...The strongest scenes take place in dingy hotel rooms, on a deserted farm or in the rehab sessions where Brand and his fellow addicts open their hearts in search of forgiveness."

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Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times was less positive, saying, "Almost from the beginning the message overwhelms the medium," and that the message was "overplayed". She said the portrayal of Cory's alcoholism "unfolds in such fits and starts that we rarely feel Cory's pain." However, she did praise Elrod's acting.

Tom Long of The Detroit News wrote, "Considering it's a movie with an avowed mission; considering that mission has to do with addiction and spiritual righteousness; And considering that the story involves a major league baseball player coaching a Little League team made up of spunky kids... Home Run is actually pretty OK." He added that "director David Boyd has an eye for crisp, lovely compositions. This movie may be preaching to the choir, but at least the preacher has good taste."

References

Home Run (film) Wikipedia
Home Run (film) IMDbHome Run (film) Rotten TomatoesHome Run (film) themoviedb.org


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