Available today (March 4, 2014) on DVD is the moving story of basketball player Cory Weissman called 1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story.
I have to forewarn you this movie WILL touch your heart and make you cry. I bawled my eyes out!
Cory Weissan was a successful high school athlete. He scored 1,000 points during his high school basketball career. He intended to be equally as successful playing basketball at Gettysburg College.
During his freshman year at Gettysburg College tragedy strikes. Cory suffers a debilitating stroke. He had no prior health issues that would lead anyone to believe this could happen to a young, healthy man. The stroke nearly kills him.
It was touch and go for a while until doctor’s were about to figure out the extent of damage done by the stroke. Cory was lucky to be alive but the stroke left him unable to physically do anything, like walk or care for himself, let alone play basketball.
A set back like this would have destroyed most people’s spirits, but not Cory. He was determined to play basketball again, even if it meant painful physical rehabilitation
Along his road to recovery Cory learns who his true friends are and how much certain people mean to him.
All Cory wants to do is play basketball again. He didn’t want to graduate college never having scored a point for his team.
Will Cory succeed? Will he ever play basketball again? To find out you need to pick up a copy of 1000 To 1: The Cory Weissman Story available where most movies are sold.
I have to commend actor David Henrie who played the part of Cory. He did an amazing job. This was a physically demanding role and he pulled it off effortlessly.
I didn’t notice it until my kids pointed it out but David Henrie stared in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place. He is also the “son” in the series How I Met Your Mother. Those roles were comedic ones, which he did well. Clearly he can pull off dramatic roles too.
Veteran actor Beau Bridges plays the role of Cory’s college coach and Jean Louisa Kelly (Yes, Dear) plays the part of Cory’s mother.
This is a great movie to watch with your family. It might be a little intense for younger children (especially when Cory has his stroke and goes to the hospital). As far as nudity, foul language and other non-family friendly things there is none in this film.
Not only is this film enjoyable to watch it can also be used as a discussion among your family in regards to how Cory was hit with such a major life-altering set back and how he never gave up and was determined to reach his goals.
The film is worthy of several tissues too, so make sure you have plenty on hand, especially towards the end of the movie.
This film has it all – superb acting, inspiring story and entertaining to watch from start to finish.
Here is the trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.