The Christmas season is the perfect time to gather the family together and enjoy some quality time. If you are looking for a film to watch in front of a roaring fire, consider award-winning actor/writer/director Alex Kendrick’s OVERCOMER movie, which will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 17 and which has been hailed as the #1 inspirational family film of 2019.

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With a remarkable 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, this Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, AFFIRM Films and Provident Films production would also be an ideal gift for the movie lover in your life.

What You Need to Know about the Overcomer Movie

Here’s an overview of what you’ll discover when you watch the Overcomer movie with your family.

Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year.

Director Alex Kendrick also made the popular family friendly films WAR ROOM and COURAGEOUS, which, in addition to OVERCOMER, received a rare A+ Cinemascore from movie-goers.

The multi-talented Kendrick also stars in the movie, along with Priscilla Shirer, who was also featured in WAR ROOM and I CAN ONLY IMAGINE; Shari Rigby, who appeared in OCTOBER BABY and WILDFLOWER; Cameron Arnett from MEET THE BROWNS and STAND YOUR GROUND; as well as newcomer Aryn Wright-Thompson.


{Video} Overcomer Swag UnBoxing

Check out this box of me unboxing a fun swag bag of Overcomer items – and the adorable special guest who helped me!


Overcomer Trailer

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Overcomer Bonus Materials

Blu-Ray and Digital Exclusive Bonus materials include:

  • The Heart of Overcomer: See how the heart of Overcomer is grounded in personal growth, faith and identity.
  • Creating the Opening Drone Shot: See how the stunning opening drone shot of the film was realized with a lot of ingenuity and a well-organized crew.
  • Working with the Kendricks: Watch how Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick found their path to filmmaking through authenticity and faith.
  • Looks Behind-the-Scenes of: Editing, Composing, Coloring and Sound Design
  • “Enough” (Lyric Video) Featuring Koryn Hawthorne
  • Don’t Mess with the Editors: Check out what the editors of Overcomer created on the side for a little fun.

Bonus Features available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital include:

  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Alex Kendrick and Producer Stephen Kendrick
  • Bloopers & Outtakes
  • 10 Minutes of Additional Scenes with an introduction from the Kendrick Brothers. 
  • The Making of Overcomer: Learn about how the crew worked together with faith and prayer to create this incredible film.
  • The Theme of Identity: In this piece the cast and crew discuss what the theme of identity means to them.
  • The Power of Forgiveness:  Describes why forgiveness is such an important theme of this film.
  • “Overcomer” (Lip Sync Music Video) Featuring Mandisa
  • Overcomer in 60 Seconds: a quick fun film recap.
  • Overcomer Resources Video: Learn more about accompanying resources to help you grow in faith.


Inspiring Family Movies with Kendrick Brothers Productions

For those of you unfamiliar with Kendrick Brothers Productions, it is the company of brothers Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick that exists to honor God and share the truth and love of Jesus Christ through movies, books, curriculum and speaking. By blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendrick’s seek to encourage and inspire audiences with resources that positively impact their lives and strengthen their faith, families, and personal relationships.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics.

AFFIRM Films produces, acquires and markets films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences around the world. Since releasing its first theatrical film—The Kendrick Brothers’ drama FACING THE GIANTS, in 2007, AFFIRM Films has released numerous quality faith-based films including SOUL SURFER, WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, RISEN, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, PAUL APOSTLE OF CHRIST, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT and ALL SAINTS. Additionally, AFFIRM Films partnered with Columbia Pictures on the release of HEAVEN IS FOR REAL and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, and THE STAR with Sony Pictures Animation. AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) company.

Provident Films develops, produces, and markets movies that inspire viewers to receive God’s truth and love. The company is part of the Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Provident Films has been a pioneer in faith-based films since 2006, and has a history of industry-leading partnerships including Sherwood Pictures/Kendrick Brothers (OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, and FACING THE GIANTS), The Erwin Brothers (WOODLAWN, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and the $83 million box office hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE), Kirk Cameron (CONNECT), and Graceworks Pictures (INDIVISIBLE).

Where to Buy the Overcomer Movie

The Overcomer Movie will be available on Amazon or at the official Overcomer Movie website here. Click here for Overcover Amazon details.

A special Kendrick Brothers Six Movie DVD Gift Set will also be available exclusively at Walmart beginning December 17. The set will contain fan-favorite films OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS and FLYWHEEL.


Join the Overcomer Movie Excitement

OVERCOMER has a runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements.

Church site licenses are also available.

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Will you be watching the Overcomer movie with your family this holiday season? When you do, share a review in the comments below.

Thank you to Jeff Marshall, Movie Blogger for contributing to this post.


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