A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Scott and his friend and fellow high school coach Nick rely on their faith to see them through challenging times.
Two of the secondary characters are African American, and like the other characters in the movie, aren't fully developed and are more like sports movie archetypes than actual people.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Kissing between lead characters in the back of a limo before they fall asleep and wake up the next morning. During halftime, high school basketball players look at photos of the lead character's ex-girlfriend (the owner of the professional basketball team) and talk about how she's "hot."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Scott's father is an alcoholic -- in one scene Scott has to help him out of the bar as he slurs his speech.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nothing is Impossible is a faith-based sports drama in which a janitor and former high school basketball star gets the chance to try out for the local pro sports team. Kissing in the back of a limo before the characters fall asleep and wake up the next morning. During halftime, high school basketball players look at photos of Scott's ex-girlfriend (the owner of the professional basketball team) and talk about how she's "hot." Scott's father is an alcoholic and is shown drunk as Scott carries him out of the bar. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a cliched, faith-based "comeback kid" sports movie with few surprises. Nothing is Impossible is best enjoyed by faith-based viewers looking for confirmation of their beliefs. The lead character, Scott, was a former high school basketball star who is now a janitor at said high school and also lives in a double-wide trailer. When the owner of the local pro basketball team (and Scott's high school sweetheart) decides to hold open tryouts for the team, well, it's safe to assume that Scott is going to try out and prove along the way the title of the movie.
There are too many cliched characters to list, including even the "drunken father" a la Dennis Hopper in Hoosiers. The story gets derailed from time to time to discuss Scripture, either in church or in Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings, and it's quite heavy-handed. There are many better sports movies out there, no matter what you believe.
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