Based on a true story, 23 Blast tells the story of Travis Freeman a high school football star, who wakes up one morning with an infection that renders him blind. With the support he begins to find his way again navigating life without his sight. His coach reaches out to him offering him a spot on the team playing center, and with the help of his best friend Jerry, and plenty of determination, Travis surprises his teammates, family, and friends.
But will it be enough to get them to the championships?
A fun football film, that tells the remarkable story of Travis Freeman, a young man who beat the odds with the help of his family, coach, and friends.
This was a pretty well done film, I think that my favorite part was the friendship between Travis and Jerry. Jerry was the only one who treated Travis pretty munch the same, after he became blind, and he was there for his friend when he needed him, even though he had demons of his own.
Overall, this was a wonderful film, about determination, and the support of family and friends. My only note is that this film is definitely more appropriate for teens and adults, and isn't a movie meant for young children as there is some brief language, implied language, and drinking. But that said, this is a powerful film of perseverance and bravery, definitely worth giving a chance!
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About the film:
Rated PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property/ brief language and inappropriate behavior) / 1h 42m
As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.