Going to the Mat Reviews
This was actually shown on the Disney Channel in 2004. It is pretty typical high school sports film, but the twsut is that the main character is blind.
Andrew Lawrence plays a blind high school student who hoes to get respect among his peers when he joins the wrestling team.
Jace: Like a dinosaur snack.
Going to the Mate, a Disney Channel Original Movie, stars Andrew Lawrence as Jason "Jace" Newfield, a blind popular New York City teenager who plays drums in the band and playing baseball with his friends. His family decides to move to a small Utah town where his peers begin to treat him differently, and he soon finds out that it is because people think that he is a snob, and not because he is blind. Desperate to fit in, he finds out that if he wants to be accepted, he must join a sport. He decides to try his luck with wrestling.
A very entertaining and inspirational film. This film shows us you can do anything you set your mind to whether you have a disability or not.
Andrew Lawrence is a talented young actor and he gave a very realistic performance as a blind teen. D.B. Sweeney, Wayne Brady, and Khleo Thomas performances stood out as well. An over all great film not to be missed.
An inspiring film!