BREAK AWAY synopsis: Francois is a hard-working husband and dad that gets laid off from his job. None of his efforts to get another job succeed, and he is forced to use what he has, including an old bicycle, in order to provide for his family. With the help of his "black sheep" brother, a bicycle shop owner and a pro-cyclist, Francois makes some life-changing discoveries about his life, career and faith in God. Although a fictional story, BREAK AWAY, was inspired by true events around the recession that left people without work. The message brings hope and offers practical and Biblical solutions in a very entertaining way.
This film reminded me of some things that I have also struggled with in my life in the past. Francois lost his job in the film and with his faith in God struggles but shows us how we can still succeed. As I was watching I was reminded of the time I had called into my job and asked for the weekend off because my Aunt was dieing and I wanted to go to Georgia to see her before she passed. I was told I could not have any time off and that I better be there. The day that I was to show up for work and I was getting prepared to leave and my phone rang, and the man on the phone told me who he was (My supervisor) and that there was no need to come to work, I was fired. At that point I was worried because I did not know how I was going to feed my son but I knew that God would make a way, it also gave me the opportunity to go see my Aunt before she passed. Within 30 minutes of the phone call telling me I no longer had a job, I received another one telling me that if I wanted it I had a job starting Monday morning. This job paid more money, closer to home, and much much better hours.
When Francios lost his job, he was in fact jobless much longer than I was but showed everyone he was around that Faith in God would bring him to a successful life, and by the end he had succeeded.
This was a great movie but parts of it were hard to understand. I guess with each area of just the US we have our own slang, and accent. I know when I go to NY they tend to laugh at me because I am straight up southern and I hear a lot of What? But as you watch the film you can figure out what they are saying or at least the point they are making. It is a great film and I recommend to everyone!
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