‘Upside’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
High school senior Solomon White seemingly has everything going for him: great athlete, good-looking girlfriend, nice car, scholarship offers-a bright future. But a devastating hit on the lacrosse field leaves his world literally turned upside down.
Upside provides a fresh look at life through the eyes of Soli as he struggles to discover where he’s headed, both figuratively and literally. His is a challenge few will ever face … or is it?
Soli has trouble with his mom, he’s trying to end his relationship with his girlfriend, and he has to come to grips with a teacher that challenges him to apply himself.
Add in Wren, an unlikely love interest, who is blind and has a strong faith in God, and Soli must take a new look at everything.
When you’re facing life’s twists and turns, it’s important to know what you believe. This fresh story of faith is an inspiring reminder that when life gets you down, there’s always an Upside.
“Upside is an inspiring film about faith and love. Its message challenges us to follow the unique path God has for us.” – Mark Hall, youth pastor and lead singer of Casting Crowns
Can you imagine what it would be like to see the world through different eyes? I know that when we become a Christian, a lot of us experience this very thing, but I don’t know anyone who went through seeing the world upside down.
This is such a great film, it reminds me of another film I watched years ago entitled, ‘Invisible Enemies‘. Even though the story is NOT the same, there is the similar character of the blind woman and the actresses that were chosen for these roles really remind me of each other and truly made the films even better.
There were a few things I really loved about this film:
- The Musical Score
- Life is 10% what happens to you & 90% how you respond to it. I totally agree with this statement and I truly believe that God is more interested in how we react to situations, than the situations themselves. (Not lessening some of the tragic events we go through. I was thinking more of everyday minor situations)
- What we fear consumes us
- I especially loved the teacher’s response to something that happened. You’ll have to see the movie to understand.
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RENT on Christian Cinema