Home Run has a lot to celebrate following the April 19 nationwide major film debut from David Boyd (The Walking Dead, Friday Night Lights). Opening in some 400 theaters across the country, the Samuel Goldwyn Films release, in association with Provident Films, was a hit with audiences and critics across the country, garnering last weekend’s second highest gross for new releases, following Tom Cruise’s OBLIVION. With its honest portrayal of overcoming life’s difficulties, everyone from Major League Baseball players and key Christian leaders have rallied behind the film and its message, reminding everyone that with God, it’s never too late … freedom is possible.
As he did prior to the film’s release, Saddleback Church Pastor and award – winning author Rick Warren continued to tweet in support of the film last weekend, calling it a “Powerful story of personal recovery after hitting bottom. Very moving.”
Following endorsements from fellow MLB players including New York Yankees Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, R.A. Dickey, the 2012 Cy Young Award winning pitcher and Toronto Blue Jay, commented, “I love the heart and the message of the new baseball movie HOME RUN: No matter what you’ve done or what you’ve endured, with Christ … freedom and redemption is possible. I am living proof.”
Upon the film’s opening, fans lit up the Family Christian Facebook page with glowing proclamations, while critics came out in support of the film as well, including:
"This is an incredible movie that has the power to change peoples lives."
Alex Mosoiu DVD Buyer, Family Christian
"Cory's story invites all of us to consider how our own bad habits and selfishness might be influencing those closest to us (and) to remember how fantastic and inspiring is God's grace.”
Focus on the Family’s Plugged-In
“HOME RUN is the kind of faith-based film that is not only what we want but also what we need.”
“A major league effort….there are so many things to like about HOME RUN.”
“A powerful story of redemption….HOME RUN is a winner.”
“ ‘HOME RUN’ swings for the fences, and often connects.”
Critics Pick, Washington Post
In addition to the theatrical release of the film, Home Run the novel released in March 2013 with David C Cook publishers. Travis Thrasher, celebrated novelist, was enlisted to adapt the screenplay into a deeply moving story for fiction readers