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To Save a Life (2009)

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After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

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Jake Taylor has everything. He has a beautiful girl, he's the champion in basketball and beer pong, and everyone loves him. Then, an old childhood friend, whom Jake used to be friends with, commits suicide. Jake begins to think. He wonders what he could've done to save his friend's life. A youth minister tells him that Jake needs God. So Jake becomes a Christian. However, things begin to spin out of control. His dad is cheating on his mom, his girlfriend is pregnant, and his former friends ridicule and mock him. During all this, Jake is going to realize just what it means to be a Christian and how, to save a life. Written by J. Montgomery

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Some people are just dying to be heard.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen suicide, teen drinking, some drug content, disturbing images and sexuality | See all certifications »

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11 November 2010 (South Korea)  »

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How to Save a Life  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,513,955 (USA) (22 January 2010)

Gross:

$3,773,863 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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Root beer was used for the alcohol drinking scenes. See more »

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[first lines]
Chris Vaughn: Today we come together to remember the life of Roger Andrew Dawson. Although we know he had so much life left in him, we thank God for the 17 years he did have.
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Excellent movie for all - especially teens and parents of teens!!
23 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All teens and parents of teens should be seeking this movie out. This movie really hits home to my own personal experiences in high school. It can be a cruel world and this movie takes up that issue and more! The message is clear. The movie does a great job of making it "cool" to change your life. I think teens will relate to many of the scenes with their own life. Parents should see to "remind" us of the pressures our kids are under in today's world. If just one kid changes the course of his/her life from seeing this movie, it was a movie well worth supporting. Amazing to think that the writer has never scripted a movie before. Go see it!


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