Drama - This is an inspirational, Christian-themed drama aimed at the family
audience. While focusing on golf, it's not necessary to be a fan of
the sport to enjoy. Fans of Robert Duvall and Lucas Black will enjoy
though Melissa Leo has very little screen time.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again.
Washington PostFull Review Average Seven Days at the Links of Utopia," caters to specific audience members who go to the movies once or twice a year seeking uplifting yet unrealistic narratives. Efficient editing helps to keep the film interesting.
NY PostFull Review Average 'Seven Days in Utopia" obviously isn't targeted at us cynical New Yorkers. But it goes down more smoothly than you'd imagine thanks to Duvall and an excellent supporting cast,...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 61 moviegoers:
I love it when the critics rate a movie low and moviegoers rate it very high! It certainly validates the value of moviegoer reviews.
Moviegoers are clearly saying "Seven Days In Utopia" is not even close to just an average movie, as the critics say. Roger Ebert even rated it as "Poor." These are outstanding reviews from all ages, both males and females. If you want to see a wonderful, feel-good movie, don't miss "Seven Days In Utopia."
Down-and-out golfer Luke Chisholm (Black) is about to take a detour into an
enchanting small town and an incredible camaraderie that will become a
game-changer in more ways than he could ever imagine. It all begins with a
major, mid-tournament meltdown, just as Luke is supposed to be making his big
breakthrough to the pro tour. In a blowup so embarrassing it spurs news
headlines, Luke drives his father/coach to abandon him, and seemingly squanders
his promising career. But when he heads out onto the Texas back-roads to blow
off some steam, Luke instead blows right through the pasture fence of eccentric
rancher Johnny Crawford (Duvall) - and finds himself stranded smack in the
middle of the tiny, unsung town of Utopia . . . which will have an impact far
greater than the sum of its parts.
Just as it looks like Luke's day couldn't get any worse, Johnny offers him an
implausible but irresistible deal: spend the next seven days in Utopia and see
if it doesn't change his life's course entirely. The next thing he knows, Luke
is being lured into a wild summer adventure of dodging rodeo bulls, piloting
airplanes and fishing in untamed rivers. It seems like a good old time, which
Luke could certainly use, but woven through the fun comes Johnny's hard-won
personal lessons about heart, faith and why becoming who you were meant to be
has nothing to do with winning, and everything to do with how you approach the
After searching in Utopia for a lot of things - reconciliation, redemption,
romantic love and a better drive off the tee -- Luke is ready take a chance on
his last shot at a pro career. Only this time he's equipped with the one thing
that really matters: a sense of higher purpose he's ready to put into play.