Facing the Giants

2006 PG 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD

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Facing the Giants

2006 PG 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD
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This inspirational drama combines faith and football in the tale of high school coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick), who faces a losing team, a fading marriage and the possibility of being fired, but rises above failure to create a winning spirit on the field. While dangling at the end of his rope, Taylor puts his life in God's hands and, in doing so, finds a stronger purpose in this spiritual film from sibling writers Alex and Stephen Kendrick.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
Chinese Simplified, English, French, Korean, Mandarin (Obsolete), Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Thai
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
CC
No
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that characters face adversity, like poverty, infertility, and generally not getting what they want. But the characters also succeed and face their challenges head-on. The film is heavy on scripture and religious revivals, which may or may not complement your family's religious leanings. For instance, students cry in religious fervor and Coach Taylor makes an example of one team member by forcing him to carry another team member on his back across the football field even though he's in pain.

Sexual Content

Brooke takes pregnancy tests. Grant finds out he's infertile and the couple talks about infertility.

Violence

Lots of tackling and football-related violence, but nothing graphic or bloody. Coach Taylor forces his player to push past pain even though he keeps saying he hurts.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Characters are shown facing their fears and not giving up -- presented with a strong Christian focus, which will be appealing to some and not to others. Another lesson: don't seek someplace new to follow your dreams, but "bloom where you're planted."

Consumerism

Ford trucks are heavily represented.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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