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Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

G  |   |  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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Jake
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Mabel
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Martin Chislom
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K.J. Choi ...
Tae Kwon Oh
Robert Bear ...
Chuck
Josh Painting ...
Brandel Chamblee ...
Himself
Kelly Tilghman ...
Herself (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
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Young Luke
Dora Madison Burge ...
Luke's Sister (as Madison Burge)
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Storyline

Luke is a young up-and-coming golfer. His father has pushed him to succeed on the green his entire life. After finally hitting rock bottom, he runs from his circumstances and his past and meets a man who took the time to care, Johnny Crawford. Johnny continues to surprise Luke at every turn, as he tries to help him bury his past and uncover the key to his future. Written by spammernaut

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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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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sieben Tage die dein Leben verändern  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

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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[first lines]
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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Born Again
feat. Mac Powell
Written by Mac Powell (as M. Powell), T. Anderson, B. Avery, D. Carr, M. Lee, Klaus Badelt (as K. Badelt), Christopher Carmichael (as C. Carmichael)
Produced and Arranged by Klaus Badelt
Mixed by Mark Vinten
Vocals: Mac Powell and Jacqueline Becker
Guitars: Daniel Rojas
Bass: Christopher Carmichael
Additional vocal recordists: James Majors, Brent Maloney
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Entertaining family movie that deserves to be rated for what it really was, a good wholesome family movie...
3 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just returned from watching this movie with my wife and children. We all like playing golf, but even if we hadn't, we would have enjoyed the movie all the same. It's not about golf (although I feel it portrays the constant battle that a golfer has with controlling the heart, staying calm and trusting your gut, etc), it's about one man's journey. It's about him putting events in his life into perspective, and understanding what's really important. I for one don't see an issue with this; in fact, I believe there should be more movies like this one.

This movie will sadly be underrated by some people with different expectations for this movie. Please rate it for the genre/type of movie that it is.

This is a simple, yet thought-provoking movie that will, at times, evoke emotions that could help people on the next step of their own journey. It primarily is a drama, but contains it's fair share of suspense, sports action, and romance. There are several funny scenes that warm the heart.

I highly recommend this movie if you want to be entertained, if you have an open mind, and if you don't mind thinking about your life and the future. This is a great heart-warming, feel-good movie. It makes a healthy change from the majority of movies produced recently.


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