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‘Where Hope Grows’ ~ CFDb Movie Review

‘Where Hope Grows’ ~
CFDb Movie Review


Where Hope Grows

An inspiring story about Calvin Campbell (Kristoffer Polaha), a professional baseball player who was sent to an early retirement due to panic attacks at the plate.  Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him.

Today, Calvin sleepwalks through his days and copes with the challenge of raising his teenage daughter (McKaley Miller). As his life heads in a downward spiral, it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – Produce (David DeSanctis), a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.

As Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder, he begins to see the world through Produce’s eyes. Calvin’s life begins to regain purpose and meaning as their friendship develops.

The unlikely pair become intertwined in a way that gives Calvin a renewed perspective on the future.  But their friendship is put to the ultimate test when an unexpected tragedy occurs due to a single decision echoed from Calvin’s past.  WHERE HOPE GROWS is a film about finding redemption through faith, hope and love.

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This is a film that will produce fruit.  Here were some highlights:

  • Humor throughout.
  • We can’t judge people by what they look like.
  • Loved the scene where Produce does the right thing for his friend.
  • True friendship – what is it really?  This film causes you to think a lot about friendship.
  • Change always takes a decision and it’s never easy.
  • Great explanation about God answering prayers.
  • Surprise ending.
  • Produce’s great attitude makes you want to look at life differently.

The most influential character is called Produce and I just realized that produce is all about fruit.  The real theme of the film is bearing fruit for the Kingdom, which is exactly what produce did and what we, as Christians, should do as well.

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