A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Hard work and determination pay off. Use your experiences -- good and bad -- to help others.
Positive Role Models
Cory never gives up and fights against unbelievable odds. Instead of becoming bitter, he learns to be positive and use his experience to help others.
Violence & Scariness
Cory has a stroke, collapses, and almost dies in the hospital. He later convulses and has seizures. His therapist asks him if he's suicidal.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few kisses between a married couple and a college-age couple; some mild flirting and talk about relationships.
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"You suck"; "you're acting like a glitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
College students hold plastic cups at a party that could hold beer, but it's never clear what they're drinking. Cory takes prescription medication and talks about it making him feel fuzzy.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story is a sports-centered family drama based on the true story of a college basketball star who experiences a stroke and fights against incredible odds to rebuild his life. Although it's not graphic, there are scenes of Cory near death in the hospital and later violently convulsing from seizures, which may be disturbing for young viewers. There's also some mature discussion among adults about death, depression, and Cory's ongoing recovery, which includes intense physical therapy and surgeries. Language includes "you suck." College students hold plastic cups at a party that could be beer, but it's never clear what they're drinking. There are some positive messages about perseverance and helping others. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Even fans of basketball may find it hard to stick with this somewhat dreary sports movie. Although it has a positive message and ends on a high note, most of 1000 TO 1: THE CORY WEISSMAN STORY is a boring trudge through physical therapy appointments and setbacks to Cory's recovery. Too much focus is spent on Cory's physical condition and recovery, and the thin, formulaic plot isn't enough to hold most viewers' interest.
Parents looking for a clean sports movie and a positive role model may be fans. But tweens who are old enough for the subject matter may find it hard to get into the plot, even if they're rooting for Cory.
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