Fresh off a stellar collegiate basketball career, aspiring professional basketball star, Damon Sharp, returns to his hometown in Chicago quickly to discover a more challenging game off the court. His former life and old habits abruptly challenge his newfound faith in God. Damon’s dreams of playing pro ball hang in the balance while he faces the circling demons of his past, which are being beckoned by his brother Darrin, who’s on a fast track to jail. Devastated by some news, temptation gets the better of Damon, weakness takes root and the downward spiraling ensues. Moving back into his childhood home unveils his mother’s severe depression and his brother’s growing penchant for trouble despite being a single dad, exposing his young nephew’s vulnerability. An intimate portrait of the two brothers emerges when they are suddenly forced to re-examine their lives, loyalty, love and their own limitations. Ultimately the choices they make reveal their true character when one of them takes a shot in life that will set the course for everyone’s life forever.
This movie demonstrates the hope we have when we struggle spiritually. Damon Sharp wants to be drafted by the NBA and he struggles with his faith when it doesn’t go the way he had hoped. He has ups and downs with his brother Darrin, who parties and keeps encouraging Damon to do the same. Damon wants to draw closer to God and Darrin makes it difficult. Damon learns that Darrin is dealing with some issues himself. Ultimately the movie is about the choices that we make.
We see a powerful conversion scene near the end of the film, and Damon meets a nice Christian girl named Sarah that he connects with. He also has a new opportunity come his way after several disappointments. Jason Fields, who wrote the movie and directed it, stars as Damon and turns in a terrific performance, as do Sean Douglas as Darrin and McKenna Jones as Sarah. Due to some drug use and the mention of dealing in the film, as well as a few comments about a male character sleeping with a woman, we are awarding this movie our Faith Based Seal. This movie makes clear the changes that God can accomplish in a willing person’s life. It concludes with Matthew 10:39 that states if a man loses his life in Christ that he will find it.