Flywheel (Director's Cut)
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The intent of this movie was to be a ministry outreach to their community, and the goal was to show it in a local theater for one night. It ended up being shown for weeks, being shown elsewhere, and then released on DVD. Its success led to the production of the two later projects.
If you are going to judge it alongside Hollywood productions- yes, the quality is not on the same level; yes, the writing is not on the same level; yes, the acting is not on the same level; and yes, the production values are not on the same level. But, it's still not bad- especially for a first-time effort by a group of amateurs. And believe me, I've seen plenty of larger-budget movies by Hollywood professionals that were much worse.
You have to realize, that although the intent of this movie is to entertain; the heart of it is to minister. At the time when Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" was released and became a blockbuster, and more religious-themed movies began being to be produced, it was said that the movie theater was becoming the new church. Let's face it, the past efforts of Christian movies, produced by Christians, have left a lot to be desired. But with "Flywheel" the bar was raised.
As a Christian, knowing that this is a message movie, I watched it with "spiritual" eyes, so I was able to overlook its inadequacies. There is such an anointing on this movie, and it is very apparent that the Sherwood Baptist Church is yearning to bring glory to God, and to lift up Christ.Read more ›
Radical move. And of course it works out for him. It's a sweet story with some hilarious moments, and it becomes that rare low-budget movie that works in spite of its limitations. The "acting" in this film is strictly dinner theater stuff, not much professionalism to it, and the look of the production has nothing on any cheapo cable movie of the week. But the story and its execution are spot on target, and that easily makes up for its shortcomings. In fact, by the end of the film you'll be charmed by its shortcomings. Kind of a "Breaking Away" for 21st century Christianity.
Kendrick wrote, directed, and starred in the film, and also had a hand in the musical score. I believe he had some help from above as well. "Flywheel" has become a breakout hit in the hidden world of Christian cinema, and for good reason. Very nice.
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I liked the movie because it teaches young people about honesty, and being truthful and dealing fairly with people. Good family movie.Published 4 days ago by annie
Loved! A good family movie that my children enjoyed and wanted to see again.Published 16 days ago by Jennifer Thompson
This is a great movie to watch with the family. It's about a man who does business a little shady, and doesn't actually give anything to God while in church. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Scorpion 13
This movie has a great way of teaching someone about cheating other people. I really like it!Published 25 days ago by Geri Mart