GIVEAWAY & Review of an AMAZING movie based on a true story #23BLAST

about the movie....

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world.

23 Blast is based on the amazing, true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve; he becomes blind overnight.

Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

Depicting a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity, 23 Blast is designed to encourage and uplift audiences.

my review....

I know what you are thinking - "What? ANOTHER football movie?"

Well, yes, but this one is TOTALLY different than ones you've seen previously. After all, whoever heard of a blind teen playing in a high-contact sport like football? And yet, amazingly, it's true, and "23 Blast" is a movie that everyone should plan to see!

Travis' story is incredible, a story of rising above the odds and achieving a dream that seemed impossible. Themes of true friendship, the wonder of hope, and the importance of perseverance in the face of trials shine through this movie, and viewers will find themselves looking at their own circumstances in a new way. After all, if Travis can do what he did, it feels like anything must be possible!

23 Blast is a movie that the whole family will enjoy watching. The acting is well done, and you will forget that you are watching a movie, and instead feel like you are watching someone's life unfold before your very eyes. You will cheer when they cheer, mourn when they mourn, and ultimately walk away feeling like you've been given a real gift in watching Travis' journey. Parents who watch this film with their children will also have the opportunity to talk with their kids about some more mature themes like drinking and prejudice as well. And couples looking for a perfect date movie will find that there is something here for each of you to love!

Whether or not you are a fan of football doesn't matter. If you are a fan of true stories that will leave you with a huge smile on your face, then this is the movie for you. 5 out of 5 stars.


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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Mark Hapka

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