Nothing is Impossible: Movie Review & Pure Flix Giveaway

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Do you like movies about faith, romance, or sports? Do you prefer drama or comedy? Nothing is Impossible contains all of those things! And it’s streaming exclusively on Pure Flix as of October 6th! Watch it today!

Synopsis

Take a center-court seat to a journey of transformation as Scott Beck gets a second chance at life and love. Can he let go of past pains and open himself to God’s purpose? Or will new challenges keep him from the future he always dreamed of?

Cast of Characters

  • David A.R. White (Love on the Rock, God’s Not Dead, Revelation Road) as Scott Beck
  • Nadia Bjorlin (Days of Our Lives) as Ryann Aikens
  • Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, Justice League, Transformers, Batman v. Superman) as Head Coach Russell Banks
  • Steven Bauer (Love on the Rock, Better Call Saul) as Archie Touraine, the marketing manager
  • Robert Amaya (An Unlikely Angel, The Farmer and the Belle, God’s Compass, Courageous, Mom’s Night Out) as Nick Carter
  • Mark Christopher Lawrence (Family Camp) as Pastor Lawrence
  • Stella Parton (singer, songwriter, younger sister of Dolly Parton) as Ruby
  • Marcus Haislip (former NBA player) as Mills
  • Vincent De Paul (TESLA, Gods Not Dead: We the People, Love on the Rock, Madam Secretary) as Coach Hamilton

Romance

Scott was a high-school basketball star with dreams of playing in the NBA. Fast forward 20 years and he’s a janitor at the high school where he once played. After much loss, pain and regret, Scott Beck begins to seriously doubt that all of his trials and tribulations are worth it. Meanwhile, Scott’s high school sweetheart is now in charge of her father’s professional basketball team, The Silver Knights. Financial woes leave her no option but to host open tryouts to attract media attention and bring new (and cheap) talent to the team. Hmm… will Scott’s dreams finally come true?

Sports

When an NBA team announces open tryouts, a down-on-his-luck high school janitor gets a second chance at his dream career of being an NBA player. Will he make the team? This movie offers a valuable lesson about fear of failure. “Don’t be afraid of losing because winning doesn’t teach you anything.” It is in failing that we experience growth.  And if disabled players in wheelchairs can play basketball, what’s to stop anyone from trying? The important thing is to do your best. Moreover, there are other ways to participate in sports without being the star of the team.

Faith

This is a movie about how to trust in God’s timing when it seems like none of our desires are being fulfilled in the way we hoped. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). The movie teaches us that it’s in times of uncertainty when we should lean into our faith and trust that God has a plan for our lives. “In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6). There are many Christian themes in this movie, as listed below.

Themes

Regret and hopelessness – Despair causes us to distance ourselves from God. We can’t blame God for our choices – instead, we are promised that we have God to lean on when troubles arise.

Expectations vs. reality – Don’t let the past dictate your future, but remain open to God’s true purpose for our lives. We need to trust in God’s timing, not our own.

Seeking God’s purpose for yourself – We aren’t promised an easy life, free from trouble, failure or worry – but our sufferings aren’t meaningless and help us to find our purpose.

Dreams and aspirations – With prayer and discernment, these can be messages from God on what our lives are supposed to be.

God is faithful – God is still working on each of us and we have to be open to the possibilities that He has in store for us.

Forgiveness – It’s important to forgive ourselves and others for past mistakes. It can be difficult, but changed lives and victory in hard circumstances are all possible with God.

Sportsmanship and humility – Having gratitude and acceptance of our God-given talents and using them not for selfish motives but to glorify God. Let God work through us with our talents to be an inspiration to others!

Cautions

Nothing is Impossible contains no objectionable content or bad language, but there is a romantic kiss, a low-cut neckline that reveals a bit of cleavage, and a couple getting cozy in the back seat of a limo – only to wake up and find themselves still there in the morning. Where did the limo driver go? I don’t know! It was worrying to see Scott’s father who needs a heart transplant but doesn’t go to his doctor’s appointments and won’t quit drinking because he’s depressed and misses his wife who passed away.

Comments

Nothing Is Impossible is a faith-based romantic sports drama suitable for the whole family. Everyone loves a good comeback story – especially one that shows us nothing is impossible and it’s never too late. Life is full of regrets and missed opportunities, but if you get a second chance at something, don’t be afraid to take it! This movie is actually a lot like a rags-to-riches Cinderella story about an underdog person of low status who rises up out of nowhere to achieve recognition and defy expectations.

I’m already a fan of David A. R. White from the God’s Not Dead movie franchise, and he does a wonderful job in his role as Scott, the down-on-his-luck janitor who missed out on his chance to become a pro basketball player. As Scott and Ryann’s history is revealed, emotions run high and things get tense even as they rekindle their romance. This movie has a valuable lesson about how our past failures don’t define us. Instead, the way in which we react to past hurts can transform us.

Robert Amaya is always at his best when he plays the part of the comic sidekick – and his role as Nick, the high school basketball coach, in this movie is no exception. It’s so funny to see his unique anger management technique! The fact that Nick has such a high-strung personality is made even more amusing by the fact that he aspires to be a pastor! But he’s a true friend and mentor to Scott who is stuck in the past instead of looking toward the future. Nick arranged for Scott to meet with a wheelchair basketball team for inspiration, and he also leads a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) meeting which Scott attends.

I’m not even a sports fan, but this movie had me on the edge of my seat and I was cheering at the end!

Watch Nothing Is Impossible on Pure Flix starting October 6th!

 

Giveaway

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Disclosure

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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