The 5th Quarter is one of the most inspirational movies I have ever watched. I cried from beginning to end. Now, I won’t lie I am a serious crier when it comes to movies, but I could not stop the tears during this movie. I think knowing it was based on a true story only made it worse in terms of the tear factor, but I would watch this movie a thousand times over, it was that good!
The movie shares the tragedy one family went through when they lost their son/brother Luke to a tragic car accident and how they stuck together when most families would fall apart. The 5th quarter follows Jon Abbate as he tries to honor his brother’s memory and football number while playing ball for Wake Forest.
While I don’t want to share too much, I do want to tell you that this is a “must-see” for families, football fans, and youth groups!
A Triumphant Story of Family, Faith and Football,
THE 5TH QUARTER Comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 30
Summary: When a close-knit family is nearly broken by tragedy, hope is restored by their eldest son who carries the weight of victory on his shoulders in THE 5TH QUARTER, coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
A recent recipient of the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of twelve and in the spirit of The Blind Side, comes this inspiring true story of family, faith and football. Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall, A Shine of Rainbows) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day) deliver emotionally stirring performances as the mother and father of Jon Abbate, a rising football star at Wake Forest University. Their lives are suddenly shattered when the family’s youngest son, Luke, is killed in a tragic accident. Inspired by Luke’s memory, Jon courageously leads the Wake Forest team to a series of last-minute victories – leading to a thrilling climax that will “make you stand up and cheer” (NYC Movie Guru).
I received a copy of this movie to review with my family. All opinions and tears are my own ;).