6.1/10
2,411
39 user 50 critic

Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

On TV

Airs Wed. Feb. 10, 8:00 PM on GOLF

ON DISC
After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Director:

(as Matthew Dean Russell)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Stars: Louise Fletcher, Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Uncover one of the greatest and darkest deceptions of our time - the conspiracy to cover up the Church's true identity.

Director: Vanessa Frank
Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Jason Burkey, Eric Roberts
Redeemed (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Paul Tyson is a loving husband, devoted father and well-respected businessman on the brink of the biggest business deal of his career. And then Julia walks in. Breathtakingly beautiful, ... See full summary »

Director: David A.R. White
Stars: Ted McGinley, Teri Copley, Ana Ayora
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.

Director: Jim Hanon
Stars: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman
In the Blink of an Eye (Video 2009)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After police detectives save a pop star, her manager invites them for a weekend in Mexico on his yacht. But the perfect vacation turns to terror when he wife and friends go missing.

Director: Michael Sinclair
Stars: David A.R. White, Eric Roberts, Andrea Logan White
The Mark I (2012)
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Chad Turner (Craig Sheffer) has been implanted with the only working biometric computer chip (aka The Mark of the Beast) in the world. The chip has the power to change the world with ... See full summary »

Director: James Chankin
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Eric Roberts, Gary Daniels
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A student keeps a journal while a one world government takes over the world. Years later, a soldier finds her journal and questions everything he believes.

Director: Paul Tomborello
Stars: Ben Davies, Jennifer Cooper, Eric Roberts
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Frank Rautenbach leads a strong cast as Angus Buchan, a Zambian farmer of Scottish heritage, who leaves his farm in the midst of political unrest and racially charged land reclaims and ... See full summary »

Director: Regardt van den Bergh
Stars: Frank Rautenbach, Jeanne Neilson, Hamilton Dlamini
Saving God (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Convicted felon Rev. Armstrong returns back to his neighborhood a changed man looking to take over his father's old church. The neighborhood is tough and full of drugs and gangs. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Duane Crichton
Stars: Ving Rhames, Dean McDermott, Ricardo Chavira
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The end has come, and a New World Order has arisen. Demi Holloway and Christen Brooks, finds themselves living in the apocalyptic era... See full synopsis »

Director: Duane McCoy
Stars: Rob Edwards, Michael Alvarez, Sam Anderson
Deepwater (2005)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.

Director: David S. Marfield
Stars: Lucas Black, Peter Coyote, Mía Maestro
Get Low (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Johnny Crawford
...
...
Lily
...
Sarah
...
Jake
...
Mabel
...
Martin Chislom
...
K.J. Choi ...
Tae Kwon Oh
Robert Bear ...
Chuck
Josh Painting ...
Brandel Chamblee ...
Himself
Kelly Tilghman ...
Herself (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
Ezra Proch ...
Young Luke
...
Luke's Sister (as Madison Burge)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sieben Tage die dein Leben verändern  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

K.J. Choi's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny rides up on Luke's wreck, there are tapaderos on his stirrups. After he is off his horse, asking Luke if he's O.K., the tapaderos are gone. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Will This End in Tears
Written by Phoebe Hunt
Performed by The Belleville Outfit
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A solid family movie
31 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Seven Days in Utopia tells the story of a man's failure and then his struggle, and it's a familiar storyline, as old as the heroes of Greek mythology.

I watched the movie with my wife, who knows nothing about golf, and my two children, ten and seven. My wife enjoyed it most of all because it was clean, meaning it had no profanity, and the romantic leads were not rolling in bed ten minutes into the movie. The kids liked it too – it was easy to follow, easy to understand, and had plenty of fun parts.

I recommend the movie because it is a pleasurable way to spend a little time. It is not heavy handed in what little preaching it does, which I know puts some people off. Even for those who are put off by Christian movies, I can recommend that they see it and try to think about the values espoused without dwelling on the source of those values.

I am always hesitant to reveal too much plot, but suffice to say the movie touches on many subjects, one of which is small town life. I took away the idea that our frenzied lives are not always good for us, and especially if they deprive us of the time or the mood to reflect on and renew our purpose and our convictions.

It is about golf, and the idea that the game is an individual game, one player vs. the other, as much mental as physical. In the movie, the main character needed to renew his convictions in order to fulfill his purpose, which in his case was excellence at golf.

It is also about the struggle toward redemption, and the path shown in the film is a surrender to God, letting Him take charge and letting go all of the angst that burdens our failures, whether it's a missed golf shoot or even alcoholism.

Recommended as a good solid family movie.


54 of 59 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good looking golf swing ogettob
Swap golf with race car driving and you have Pixar Cars. solid_simon
Pack enough hats there Chisolm? Also, which club did you ditch? tbellapr
Yeah. Another swing and a miss... schmadie
Discuss Seven Days in Utopia (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?