Being a pastor, I was excited to see another faith-based movie. The movie was inspirational with great values supporting faith, dealing with the death of a loved one, and overcoming tremendous obstacles. However, I was surprised at the amount of alcohol that was promoted in the movie, especially when the mother was shown drinking shots with her friend. When she couldn't get her breath, I didn't know if it was stress or taking too big of a swig. There is a time or two when vulgar language is used in the movie. So, I would recommend this movie for Christian families, however I do not know that I would approve of watching this film in church. Do not let the eccentricities keep you from watching. Although this movie is not at the level of spiritual prowess that Fireproof and Facing the Giants are at, it is still a great movie overall.
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The 5th Quarter (2011)
Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history.
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The Synopsis for The 5th Quarter (2011) 720p
In February, 2006, young Luke Abbate accepted a ride home from a fellow student following his high-school team practice. In a severe case of irresponsible and reckless teen-age driving, and over the objections of Luke and the other young passengers, the driver lost control of the car at nearly 90 miles-per-hour, spinning off a narrow road and landing in an embankment some seventy feet below. Luke suffered irreparable brain damage, and died in the hospital two days later - just four days before his sixteenth birthday.
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The Reviews for The 5th Quarter (2011) 720p
Good Movie, But Surprisingly VulgarReviewed bybchilton77Vote: 5/10
I had wanted to see this movie for a while, as I am a really big Aidan Quinn fan, so I was thrilled when I found a copy today! But my hopes were too high for the level of this movie. The story was solid, the acting was decent, but the script was obviously an afterthought to the football footage. The writers never really introduced the viewers to the Abbatte family (what was wrong with the daughter?), gave very little notice to the interactions and reactions of the family as a whole regarding their loss, and basically didn't give the actors much with which to present their characters or to move the story line. With such a good story and a high-caliber cast, this movie could have been a great one, but instead it pretty much just laid down with a whimper. Next time, guys, "FOCUS" on the story, not clips of football plays and cheerleaders. Really a sad treatment of a promising premise.
You can go the breathless, creepy-weepie route. Or you can go thedetermined, stiff-upper-lip route. The 5th Quarter chose creepy-weepie,and as always, it really doesn't work very well. I don't have a problemwith faith-based content, but that shouldn't prevent it from beingwell-written, well-acted and well-produced. The 5th Quarter, sadly, isnot. The characters are very one-dimensional. The film should haveexplored the personal effect the tragedy forced upon them and how theydealt with that. It's all well and good to portray people turning totheir faith in times of great stress. However, The 5th Quarter showscharacters turning to faith and expecting it to do the work. We need tosee how faith was the inspiration and one's resources were the effort.The writing was uninspired -- many, many clichés. As always in lowbudget productions, much of the talent was picked up locally, and itshows. Lines were often delivered without any credibility; the actors'inexperience was obvious. Production values were very erratic -sometimes quite good, other times amateurish. (The use of stock footagewas particularly jarring - roughly edited and badly printed. It oftenlooked like a bad 60s kinescope, and perhaps it was.) The acting ingeneral was not remarkable. Both Aiden Quinn and Andie McDowell arecapable of excellent work; not here. Quinn chewed up the scenery. (Hetends to do that in highly emotional roles; the director should havereined him in. Of course, the director may have actually liked it.)Andie McDowell could have phoned it in. Ryan Merriman - still veryunderrated and underused, as is often the fate of talented child actorswho grow up - did quite well making some impossible lines and set-upssound believable. All in all, this film could have been first rate. Thestory, the principal cast, the values - they had all the elements of anexciting, inspiring film. But it fell prey to the problem with so manyfaith-based films - the story was sacrificed to make sure we got themessage. As a result, neither succeeded all that well.