6.0/10
2,936
53 user 49 critic

Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

Trailer
2:30 | Trailer
After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Writers:

David L. Cook (screenplay), Rob Levine (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sweet Land (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

Director: Ali Selim
Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lois Smith, Patrick Heusinger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a raging blizzard five days before Christmas, two young people meet by chance: Lisa, 23, pregnant and scared, and Brad, a professional snowboarder. Both want to make it over the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Stars: Brad Dourif, Lochlyn Munro, Michael Gross
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A ninety-one-year-old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

Director: Gregg Champion
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest, Mary-Louise Parker
A Father's Choice (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Peter Strauss, Mary McDonnell, Michelle Trachtenberg
Get Low (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo Garcia lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.

Director: Phillip Baribeau
Stars: Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane, Manuel Garcia
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Marc Warren
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After being forced to sell his family ranch to developers, a financially strapped, but proud senior citizen, and his estranged grandson, find themselves targeted by drug dealers in search of a missing money bag.

Director: Emilio Aragón
Stars: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.

Director: Peter O'Fallon
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ray Liotta, Catherine McCormack
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Forced to trade his valuable furs for a well-educated escaped slave, a rugged trapper vows to recover the pelts from the Indians and later the renegades that killed them.

Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas
Brigham City (2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The sheriff of a small Utah community searches for a serial killer.

Director: Richard Dutcher
Stars: Richard Dutcher, Wilford Brimley, Matthew A. Brown
Cut Bank (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.

Director: Matt Shakman
Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern, John Malkovich
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Johnny Crawford
Lucas Black ... Luke Chisholm
Melissa Leo ... Lily
Deborah Ann Woll ... Sarah
Brian Geraghty ... Jake
Kathy Baker ... Mabel
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Martin Chislom
Jerry Ferrara ... Joe Buckner
K.J. Choi K.J. Choi ... Tae Kwon Oh
Robert Bear Robert Bear ... Chuck
Josh Painting Josh Painting ... Duane
Brandel Chamblee Brandel Chamblee ... Himself
Kelly Tilghman Kelly Tilghman ... Herself (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
Ezra Proch Ezra Proch ... Young Luke
Dora Madison ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Days in Utopia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredericksburg, Texas, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,316,910, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$4,373,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,373,074
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Duvall and Lucas Black previously appeared together in Sling Blade (1996) and Get Low (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Luke lines up for the final putt, he changes putters. As fourteen clubs are the maximum allowed in one player's golf bag during a round played under the Rules of Golf, it would be very unlikely that a professional golfer would carry two putters in the bag in a round. 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

Great message and Duvall is wonderful as always
6 September 2011 | by John_T_ChanceSee all my reviews

A perfect case of a message adding up to more than presentation in film terms. The story itself sags often, is corny and there is actually limited emotional connection despite the attempt at playing heavily in to character development. Three things elevate this movie to above average for me. One, Robert Duvall... that guy is a treat to watch in just about any performance. Two, I love the game of golf. Finally, the message of altering and living life on your own terms with faith and conviction resonates in a big way. I really loved this line from Duvall's grace before his meal... "Thank You for faith in a world filled with fear."

When reading certain reviews and seeing how many hate filled people attack any film with any type of religious message it helps to remember just how much they are lashing out in fear. Lack of true faith makes all people truly miserable eventually (and afraid) because they have nothing to truly strive for and will always be haunted by their own mortality. We all know misery loves company. They want to drag down and insult those who have a chance at peace. That in and of itself is quite sad.

Regardless, this movie is NOT a pure religious film at all. It's a story about golf and struggling to better oneself by prioritizing what is really important in life.


44 of 55 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 53 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed