Ben Affleck’s new sports drama movie “The Way Back” highlights redemption, hope, and faith.
“The Way Back”
From the director of “Miracle,” Gavin O’Connor, comes a much-awaited sports drama “The Way Back” starring Ben Affleck. The story is about a high school basketball coach who struggles with addiction and grief while trying to be strong for his troubled team.
“Jack Cunningham [Ben Affleck] once had a life filled with promise,” stated in the official synopsis of the film. “In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life.”
The film is about hope, redemption, and faith illustrated in the journey of the main character of the film.
“When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?”
The award-winning actor has been open about his previous struggle with alcoholism. But he is now winning the fight against addiction. Despite being separated, he and his former wife Jennifer Garner attend church together with their children.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” Ben admitted in an Instagram post. “Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”
“The Way Back” hits theaters on March 6.
Reference: The Christian Post