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Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  2 September 2011 (USA)
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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

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Johnny Crawford
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Lily
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Sarah
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Mabel
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Martin Chislom
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K.J. Choi ...
Tae Kwon Oh
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Chuck
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Kelly Tilghman ...
Herself (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

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Life is never the same once you've been to Utopia.

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Drama | Sport

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Sieben Tage in Utopia  »

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"Seven Days in Utopia" is the third film credit which Robert Duvall and Lucas Black share. In addition to the 1996 film "Sling Blade" in which they shared no screen time, they appeared in the 2009 film "Get Low" which also starred Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. See more »

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The morning after a torrential rain near the end of the film, Luke is instructed to bury a box in a small hole dug into the earth. The dirt - whether recently dug or not - would have shown some moisture retained from the storm and would not have been the fine dusty powdered dirt in this scene following that size of a thunderstorm. The hole, too, would have shown some moisture absorbed into the earth. See more »

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Johnny Crawford: How can a game have such an effect on a man's soul? The way I see it, how can it not? You don't chose the game, it choses you. And when it does, life and golf become forever connected. That's how it was for a young man named Luke Chisholm.
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Performed by Baby Al and The Capps
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Rated G but Nothing Like a G-Rated Film
6 September 2011 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

On Labor Day (just yesterday Sept. 5,2011) I got out of work early and decided to go see a movie for the first time in 6 months.

When I got to the theatre I had chosen,there wasn't much of a choice. Mostly kid stuff and violent movies. I narrowed it down to Columbiana and this movie.

I read on the movie poster that Columbiana is about revenge and I really wasn't in the mood for that. So,seeing this was Rated G,I decided to give it a chance. I grew up in the 70s when G meant either sugary or too "kiddish".

This movie is none of that. It is absolutely perfect movie making and storytelling. This film walks an incredible tightrope of telling a serious story,while still making it entertaining and most of all....covering serious emotions in a G rated format.

Duvall is spectacular as is the supporting cast. They behave a genuine people and display real emotions,without getting too sweet about it or seeming to angry or negative in other scenes.

The most violence is the main character's car wreck. He smashes into a wooden fence and busts the rear window of his car. There's also a slight "fight" between him and two other guys. They push and shove each other mostly but that's about it for violence though.

I know some here think that the film has "religious overtones". It's not about "religion" it's about having faith in your own self as well as the man upstairs.

The point is,were given a great gift of being able to think and act out of our own thoughts and choices and will. How we manage them is up to us. Also that we tend to make too big a deal out of things that are supposed to define who we are,in the eyes of others.

What's important,is how we measure ourselves inside,not other people. This is the main point the story is telling us. I give 10 stars,without a doubt and ....I may even see it again!

Please , see 7 Days In Utopia,you won't be sorry! (END)


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