Monday, August 1, 2016

Movie Monday: Endgame- a Tale of Adversity and Inspiration (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Shout Factory, for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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Here's another great family movie, perfect for doing away with Summer boredom,
ans possibly instilling a desire to check out how to play chess!

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The inspirational (based on a true stor) feature film Endgame, stars Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Ivonne Coll (Jane The Virgin)Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and Justina Machado (The Purge: Anarchy).

Since he was 5 years old, Jose (Rico Rodriguez) has learned from his abuelita (Ivonne Coll) how to play chess like his grandfather, who was a champion in Mexico. After tragedy strikes his family, Jose is pulled into helping his impoverished high school (in the border town of Brownsville, Texas) to start a chess team. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills and, for once in his life, find himself in the spotlight, as he tries to help his team make it to the Texas state finals. and become state champions.  

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As their coach, Mr. Alvarado (Efren Ramirez), teaches his students the meaning of perseverance and team effort in the face of adversity, Jose discovers his own strengths and uses them to bring his broken family together.

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This is another great family film that will bring about many discussions- from sibling rivalry, to expecting more of one child because of another sibling's achievements, to illegal immigration, to friendship and loyalty. Whew! Those can be some pretty weighty discussions. With younger kids it might be a bit harder to give a broader spectrum  response, but older kids will relish the chance to voice their opinions, and to discuss pros/cons of the different topics. And the film might just serve as a reminder for parents that each child is UNIQUE in their own way, and we need to celebrate that, instead of comparing them. It was also wonderful to see Rico stretching his acting into a different venue! This is a great movie of inspiration and hope, after tragedy, and we highly recommend it!

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