Seven Days in Utopia

September 2nd, 2011







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Plot
After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.2/10 (626 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Matt Russell

Stars: Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo

Storyline
After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Writers: David Cook, Rob Levine

Cast:
Robert Bear - Chuck
Lucas Black - Luke Chisholm
Dora Madison Burge - Hannah chisolm (as Madison Burge)
Brady Coleman - Patron
Kim de Patri - Golfer
Richard Dillard - Golfer #1
Robert Duvall - Johnny Crawford
Jerry Ferrara - Joe Buckner
Brian Geraghty -
Sarah Jayne Jensen - Maggie Swanson
Melissa Leo - Lily
Josh Painting - Duane
Ezra Proch - Young Luke Chisolm
Destiny Soria - Golf Fan
Joseph Lyle Taylor - Martin Chislom

Taglines: Life is never the same once you've been to Utopia.



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 2 September 2011

Filming Locations: Fredericksburg, Texas, USA

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Though they shared no scenes in this film, co-stars Lucas Black and Robert Duvall both appeared in the Billy Bob Thornton film Sling Blade.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The morning after a torrential rain near the end of the film, Luke is instructed to bury a box in a small hole dug into the earth. The dirt - whether recently dug or not - would have shown some moisture retained from the storm and would not have been the fine dusty powdered dirt in this scene following that size of a thunderstorm. The hole, too, would have shown some moisture absorbed into the earth.



User Review

A solid family movie

Rating:

Seven Days in Utopia tells the story of a man's failure and then his struggle, and it's a familiar storyline, as old as the heroes of Greek mythology.

I watched the movie with my wife, who knows nothing about golf, and my two children, ten and seven. My wife enjoyed it most of all because it was clean, meaning it had no profanity, and the romantic leads were not rolling in bed ten minutes into the movie. The kids liked it too – it was easy to follow, easy to understand, and had plenty of fun parts.

I recommend the movie because it is a pleasurable way to spend a little time. It is not heavy handed in what little preaching it does, which I know puts some people off. Even for those who are put off by Christian movies, I can recommend that they see it and try to think about the values espoused without dwelling on the source of those values.

I am always hesitant to reveal too much plot, but suffice to say the movie touches on many subjects, one of which is small town life. I took away the idea that our frenzied lives are not always good for us, and especially if they deprive us of the time or the mood to reflect on and renew our purpose and our convictions.

It is about golf, and the idea that the game is an individual game, one player vs. the other, as much mental as physical. In the movie, the main character needed to renew his convictions in order to fulfill his purpose, which in his case was excellence at golf.

It is also about the struggle toward redemption, and the path shown in the film is a surrender to God, letting Him take charge and letting go all of the angst that burdens our failures, whether it's a missed golf shoot or even alcoholism.

Recommended as a good solid family movie.









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