MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +3

Lauren Holly (NCIS, Picket Fences) Patrick Warburton (Emperorís New Groove, Men in Black II), Cody Linley (Hannah Montana). Directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Space Warriors). To be given a limited release 1/30/15.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, this faith-based teen-aimed drama concerns a close-knit family dealing with their high school basketball-playing sonís discovery that he has a brain tumor. The theme: life can change in an instant - how do we deal with adversity?

Hoovey is the first film produced entirely by EchoLight Studios, a faith and family film company led by CEO Rick Santorum. It will release through the Studiosí unique church-based distribution model, EchoLight Cinemas.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Though as familiar as a sports movie (oh, yeah, it is a sports movie), this one has some compelling moments, itís witty, well-acted (great to see Patrick Warburton given a role with dimension), and itís nicely produced Ė especially for teenagers who will more quickly take to the background music.

The formulaic film presents an affirming character arc, weíre shown positive family relationships, and the need for faith is exalted. And, as I said, itís a sports movie, with the team making sure we know there is no ďIĒ in TEAM.

Itís moving, entertaining and spiritually uplifting.

Rated PG, I found nothing objectionable. Little children may be disturbed by the brief scenes featuring the prep for brain surgery.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
EchoLight Studios

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Aggressive basketball game, with one teen with attitude having to learn life lessons.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Older kids and up

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