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Flywheel (movie)

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Director: Alex Kendrick
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
1 review about Flywheel (movie)

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  • Nov 4, 2011
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The story is set in a used car lot, where we meet the owner, Jay Austen (Alex Kendrick), an unscrupulous and unhappy man. He cheats his customers and is a stranger to his wife and son. Then, a chance remark by one of his clients causes Jay to rethink his whole outlook on life.

This was the first of the four movies (so far) made by the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and like the others, it is touching and inspiring. The photography may not be polished, but Alex Kendrick's film is solid entertainment. He wrote, directed, produced it, starred in it, composed for it, and did the cinematography and editing. Except for the camera equipment, everything was donated by church members, many of whom appear on-screen in the large volunteer cast. Though they are amateurs, they are very good and believable.

This story of how a man is changed by God is a heartwarming one the whole family can enjoy together. The DVD extras telling about how the movie was made on a shoestring budget (only $20,000!) are fascinating. If you're a fan of the Sherwood movies, this is a must-have. Recommended.



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