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Seven Days In Utopia
Seven Days in Utopia follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall). But Johnny's more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"Supporting bits, like the saintly love interest played by Deborah Ann Woll, function more as archetypes than flesh-and-blood characters in a lively story."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Russell's spoon-feeding of motivational nuggets turns to full-blown shoveling in the film's final minutes..."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"The message that winning isn't the most important aspect of life, as well as the chemistry between lead actors Robert Duvall and Lucas Black, make the film very enjoyable."
‑ Karen Benardello, We Got This Covered
"Prosaic doesn't begin to describe a Christian propaganda fantasy movie so out of touch with reality and cinema that it comes across as an insult to your intelligence."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"... cliches and platitudes come fast and thick ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Seven Days in Utopia, of course, like most sports movies with higher aspirations, tries to position itself as more than a sports movie. And lo and behold, it is -- sort of."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Like a cliche tent at the State Fair, with lessons in oil painting, fly-fishing and church to help us all find our center."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Treats its subject as if it's a tap-in for par, and thus, most of the best clubs were left in the bag."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A surprisingly ineffective cast delivers a muddled religious message"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"This Christian-themed, inspirational foray into the sacred soul of golf and man is beautifully shot, well-acted by a cast headed by Texans Robert Duvall and Lucas Black, and about as electrifying as a Sunday afternoon La-Z-Boy golf nap."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"At least watching Black fish, paint and pilot an airplane is less boring than golf."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"There are no real bumps in that road, and though the drama has its heartfelt moments, it unrolls as flat as the Texas terrain, cast in an idyllic summer glow."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Because of Dad and Deb, I could not detest this strange, good-hearted, sloppy movie. Dad discovered a passion for golf late in life. My dear friend Deb, too, speaks often about the challenge of the game, which has touched her profoundly."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
"This wholesome movie stresses values that seem to have been lost in America. It is a refreshing change of pace to have a movie that doesn't need to resort to violence, sex, drugs or bad language to tell a story resonating emotionally % appealing to all..."
‑ Keith Cohen, Entertainment Spectrum
"Disgruntled teen golfer meets the Yoda of golf. Learns how golf is a metaphor for Buddhism."
‑ Victoria Alexander,
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