Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Walker, a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.
As these events unfold, the camera also reveals more surprising footage to Tyler’s kid sister Lucy. She learns that Cory has a secret past, unknown even to him. Now Lucy must convince her mom (Faith Ford, Murphy Brown) and family that the camera’s revealing insight is not a product of her imagination as she enlists their help to find the answers Cory so desperately needs. It’s a compelling and intriguing story that shows both the challenges and rewards of doing the right thing even when it’s tough to do.
It is never easy for someone to change high-schools and Cory has an even tougher time when he moves in to a new foster home after the death of his mother. Cory tries out for the football team and winds up befriending Tyler, their star quarterback. As he tries to fit into his new surroundings, he winds up being confronted and bullied by some of the team’s hottest players.
Cory is soft spoken but stands up for his rights with dignity. He also becomes friends with Tyler’s kid sister Lucy who shares his love for classic adventure novels. She has a special video camera that plays a film roll of its own, providing her with mystical insights into people and events in her life.
This film has many life lessons for teens about bullying, building trusted friendships, and the benefits of telling the truth even in difficult circumstances. One of the most memorable lines from the film is, “If not for others, what am I?” and “If not now, when?”
Dove is pleased to award this movie our “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.