“Road to the Open” is inspiring, dramatic, and funny. It makes the point that when life goes wrong, “the people around you make all the difference,” as widower and father Jerry McDonald (Troy McKay) says.
Jerry’s wife has been gone for three years now and he lives a predictable life, working in the laundry room at the local hospital and raising his ten-year-old daughter, Tyler (Kasee McDonald). He and Tyler are close and share a few laughs each day. Jerry and his best friend, Miles Worth (Phillip DeVona), play tennis together, and when Miles challenges Jerry to enter a tournament with him that could lead to a shot at the “Open” championship, Jerry thinks Miles is nuts, especially since the Gollant brothers stand in their way (played by Eric Roberts and John Schneider). Jerry meets a woman at work named Sam (Michelle Gunn), he and Miles start winning matches, and Sam supports him all the way. His life takes an upward turn. However, when Jerry chokes during a big moment, he loses heart and is about to give up on everything, when life suddenly gives him another opportunity to prove himself. Is God working all things together for his good?
With likable characters, some funny moments (usually involving the quirky Miles), and a reminder of what God can do with difficult situations, “Road to the Open” is a winner. We are happy to award it our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal.