Uphill Battle

DVD Release: February 3, 2014
Uphill Battle


The inspiring story of a single mother raising two teens after a harrowing divorce due to her husband’s addiction to pornography and subsequent infidelity. Uphill Battle offers an uplifting message of hope and faith for those who must face stating again.

Dove Review

This is a movie with a message. It shows that anything in life can be overcome by trusting in God and turning it over to Him. Erica Stratton (very well played by Shelby Smith) is a terrific single mother who is devoted to her faith in Christ. She has been through a heartbreaking divorce and in some flashback scenes she remembers her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. But she moves forward and allows herself to go on a date with a Christian man named Michael (Nathan Petty), despite her initial misgivings about getting involved again in a relationship. She will need his support as she soon learns her son, Spencer, is failing in school and not turning in his homework assignments and then, on top of this, she learns he is harboring a secret addiction.

This movie offers hope to all those who are undergoing struggles. There are several scenes in which we see Erica pray and read her Bible. Due to a few of the intense scenes we are recommending this film for ages twelve plus and we are happy to award it our Dove Seal. Don’t miss this one!

Content Description

Sex: A couple kisses; in non-graphic scenes we see a few characters that are addicted to porn; Husband leaves home and is seen in a car with another woman.
Language: Loser-1
Violence: A man verbally and physically abuses his wife and this includes him throwing her to the floor and grabbing her hair; a woman on a bike is hit by a car but it is a non graphic scene and she escapes unhurt.
Drugs: A few kids encourage a teen boy to party.
Nudity: None
Other: A boy sneaks out at night and is later brought home to his mother by the police; a boy lies to his mother and steals from her purse but apologizes in the film; a boy is not turning in school work; tension in a few scenes between a few characters.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Producer: Bryce Filmore
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter