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Learn Why It’s Never Too Late with the Home Run Movie #HomeRunMovie

My family and I are simply suckers for a good inspirational sports film. Combining remarkable athleticism with an uplifting and heartfelt message is always a good time. I feel like the movie “Home Run” is just that – an uplifting and heartfelt movie, with a little sports mixed in. Home Run is about pro ball player Cory, (Scott Elrod) who has an alcohol problem. After losing his cool at a pro ballgame (like really losing it), Cory is forced into an addiction recovery program in his home town. It doesn’t begin there though. He is raised by an alcoholic father who pushed him very hard. I believe it was his resentments and upbringing that led him to the life he was leading. Not to say we can’t change our family’s patterns, because I believe that we can. And that is exactly what Cory did when he found an alcohol addiction solution to help him recover!

With the help of a very loving brother and a pushy manager, Cory half-heartedly (if that) starts a 12 step recovery program through Celebrate Recovery. While working on the 8 focused recovery principles, and putting trust in God, Cory learns a lot about himself. This movie is about finding new hope and coming to the realization that it’s “never too late”. Getting honest about about his checkered past helps him to make strides in making for a better life.

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“Home Run” has a little romance, a little sports, and a whole lot of heart. Unlike many inspirational movies similar to this one, the acting and story is not cheesy. The actors did a great job and Scott Elrod isn’t bad to look at either! “Home Run” will be released in theaters on April 19, 2013. Unfortunately, as it stands right now, the movie will not be in theaters everywhere. This is where we need YOUR help with the Batting 1000 Program. We need you to rally as many people as you can in your area, to sign this Batting 1000 Home Run Petition, to try to get this clean, wholesome movie in your theater! Here you can see if there is a theater near you showing “Home Run”.

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Let me just tell ya something. I had a screening party for “Home Run” at my house this weekend. I invited over fellow church members and leaders so they could see what it was all about. “Home Run” teaches that Freedom is possible. Unlike most movies featuring a pro ball player with an alcohol and temper problem, this movie does not use profanity and sex to get it’s message across. Nobody in the room was uncomfortable while watching the movie, because of some risque scene. The movie is very clean! I truly wish more movies would take out the profanity and other scum, because then you can really grasp some good messages.

Get a little taste of the movie for yourself, with the following trailer:

Join me for a Twitter Party to celebrate the Home Run movie on 3/13 at 1pm ET. There will be great chatter and $500 in prizes! RSVP for the Twitter Party so we know to expect you!

 
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  • Looks like a great movie but poo…it’s not coming to my area. Hopefully with the petition, it will be released in the Houston area as well. I love baseball, inspirational stories, and that just so happens to be my birthday.

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