Friday, March 15, 2013

Seven Days In Utopia

Seven Days In Utopia follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall). But Johnny's more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.

I had heard good reviews of this film from various friends who had seen it, so I did look forward to seeing it. I have always loved Robert Duvall and am also a fan of Lucas Black (who was born in a town near me). Other than a childhood love for Goofy Golf in Panama City  (the one with the giant monkey!!), golf is not a sport that particularly interests me, though. So I was relieved to find this is more than just a golf movie: this is a message about golf... life, and God all wrapped up in a story that kept my interest. The lessons that Johnny teaches Luke are those that are important for everyone. The people in the film are flawed, but aren't we all? Suspicions and early jealousies turn into a mutual respect and friendship.

Seven Days In Utopia is more than just a film. Utopia, TX is also an actual place you can visit. There is a golf course, retreats, a book (Golf's Sacred Journey )and you can see videos of the lessons on their website.

Did He Make The Putt?

1 comment:

Debra Brown said...

Aren't we on the 3rd or 4th generation of our family sitting on that monkey's hand and having a photo made? :)
It wasn't a trip to the "Redneck Riviera" without playing Goofy Golf!! LOL!
I want to see this film too!