When, Amaya (Jessica Garza), the star soccer player is injured, Coach Carter (Reginald VelJohnson) decides, at the last minute, to substitute the water girl (Mackenzie); to keep the team from forfeiting the game.
Upon accepting the challenge, the clumsy Mackenzie (Taylor Faye Ruffin) finds herself in many awkward situations. Everything from being bullied to self-confidence lost on You Tube. When the coach reminds her she needs to believe in herself, a lot of practice and to pray for a miracle. While peering out of her bedroom window, Mackenzie prays and Michael (Robert Michael Szot), an angel, shows up—-But it’s not what you think!
And her brother Josh (Tyler Humphrey) is between a rock and a hard place too. He is battling to survive English class while being teased by the other students. Frustration and concern send him running to church to pray not only for himself, but his mother and a stranger he met outside the church. His issue wasn’t ignorance, but the ability to see.
Mackenzie finds herself through perseverance and prayer what a true winner is. And Josh finds his sight in a most unexpected place and time as he searches for the meaning of a miracle.
This movie has some very valuable life lessons for our young people. Such as never compromise the truth or hurt others just to fit in. It’s not how you look on the outside but what’s on the inside that matters most. To keep your moral compass pointing true north because you never know from where or when your angel might appear. And miracles still do happen even today.
The one truth that rings prolifically throughout this entire film, has a two-fold meaning: “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.”
Seems these days movies with good messages don’t get good reviews. But, we give this movie two thumbs up and five stars.
Originally released in 2014, this movie is 1 hour and 23 minutes long. For the 5+ and and up group.
Directed by Aaron L. Williams. With Reginald VelJohnson, Robin Givens, Bill Cobbs, Gerald Webb.
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