We normally review one movie at a time. However, we highly recommend that you see these two great films about friendship, compassion, redemption, humility and humanity.
The first is “Overcomer.”
Overcomer is a very special and emotional journey of a troubled young black girl named Hannah Scott played by Aryn Wright-Thompson. Hannah must overcome the travails that life has given her. She must deal with her father abandoning her and the death of her mother from a drug overdose. The only thing she is good at is running, but she suffers from asthma, probably caused by her mother’s drug use during pregnancy.
Hannah’s life journey changes when her Christian high school principle Olivia Brooks played by Priscilla C. Shirer asks her to read Ephesians, the Tenth book in the Holy Bible. This causes Hannah to be born again. Hannah goes from being a victim to becoming a child of God.
It is hard to hold back the tears of joy as Hannah not only find herself, but so do many others.
The second is “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”
Much like “Overcomer” the film “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is about overcoming one’s disabilities and living one’s dream. The star is Zak played by Zack Gottsagen. Zak has down syndrome and has been institutionalized by his family. He is a ward of the state and the state doesn’t really care about Zak and his ambitions.
Zak escapes and here in begins his adventure to achieve his dream, to become a wrestler.
This film, despite its use of some harsh language and some violence, is about friendship, God and deliverance.
Both films left me asking myself who am I?
I highly recommend seeing both films. They will inspire you to be grateful for what you have.