23 Blast DVD Review {and Giveaway}



About 23 Blast: When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe, protected life or to summon the courage through playing football to step back into the world.

23 Blast is based on the amazing, true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve; he becomes blind overnight.

Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

Depicting a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity, 23 Blast is designed to encourage and uplift audiences.


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What I thought about 23 Blast:   My family and I love watching football, whether we are watching one of our favorite college or NFL teams play on television or we're cheering on our local boys at a Friday night high school football game. We also love football related movies so I was excited when I was given the opportunity to review 23 Blast. 23 Blast is like most football related movies I've seen in many ways, yet it's different too. Never have I watched a movie where someone who was blind was still able to play the game as Travis Freeman did. You would think it would be impossible, and most people did, but with encouragement, practice, teamwork, and solidarity, Travis Freeman was able to get back on the field and play the game that he loved so much. This was a truly inspiring movie that was done really well. It started off slow at first but then it picked up quite nicely with plenty of football action. Naturally, there were scenes in this movie that were heartbreaking but there were many scenes that made us laugh out loud as well (first being the elevator scene). This movie has a nice hometown feel to it and it's the perfect movie to watch together as a family, whether you happen to be football fans or not. This is definitely a football movie that my family and I are happy to add to our collection.   

Connect with 23 Blast
Official Website:  http://23blast.com/

Giveaway
One Precisely Mine reader will win their own copy of 23 Blast on DVD. 
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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great movie according to your review...would love to win one to watch!

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  2. I can't think of a movie I have watched that has been about football. My Hubs on the other hand... watches anything sports related

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  3. I loved remember the titans
    amy williams
    sethandtjay at yahoo dot com

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  4. My favorite is Remember the Titans.

    Les Johnson

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  5. My favorite football movie is Blindside.

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  6. this would be for my boyfriend and his fave football movie is Remember the Titans and also Gridiron Gang.

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  7. I think Blindside is one of my favorite football movies.

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  8. I love The Replacements. I thought it was pretty funny.
    Sherri J

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  9. My favorite is Blindside and the Longest Yard are both great

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  10. We like Remember the Titans.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. I love the old Brian's Song...still one of the best movies ever! And I also like We Are Marshall!

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  12. The Blind Side is my favorite football movie. I have watched it at least 10 times.

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  13. Rudy is my favorite football movie.

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  14. I would have to say...Jerry McGuire

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  15. My favorite football related movie is Remember the Titans.

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  16. I definitely have to say that mine is The blindside!

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  17. I love "The Blind Side" but "Draft Day" is good too! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  18. It's an oldie... Brian's Song.

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  19. I love The Blind Side and also Radio. Thank you for the chance :)
    sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

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  20. My favorite is Remember the Titans!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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