The Painter and the Thief
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Inspiring true story based on Brandon Burlsworth a walk-on (no scholarship) for the Arkansas Razorbacks who won All American player and went Pro. Although it starts slow and seems a lower budget film, the acting was pretty good and the story is touching and it gets better as it goes. A great family film about staying true to yourself, and working hard for what you are passionate about. Brandon was a chubby, bullied kid from a broken home but with a supportive older brother and loving mom he broke through emotional and financial barriers to live out his dream of being a football player. Even though Brandon's story ends tragically (which they show at the very beginning of the film), he is a wonderful example of determination, humility, perseverance, and faith. I was glad to hear his story and feel it's a great family film. (Based on the book Through the Eyes of a Champion: The Brandon Burlsworth Story written by Jeff Kinley)