In the Bible, Saul persecuted Christ’s church and its followers. “Overcome” parallels this story. Set in modern day, a young man in high school mistreats anyone good around him, until he has a fateful accident which changes his life. Now he must make amends to all those around him, and try to become the person he knew he should have been the whole time.
“Overcome” is a movie about a modern day prodigal son. In this film, he is named Colten. He makes fun of people at school, is disrespectful to his parents, and parties one night and happens to be the passenger in the car when his buddy hits another car head on. Everyone survives but the driver of the other car is a girl named Sarah, who had been mistreated by Colten. He experiences big-time guilt when she lands in the hospital with a serious knee injury, which will delay her goal of winning a big tennis meet. Colten begins to make restitution and attend church again but he soon encounters an attitude from his friends he hung out with, who don’t like the changes they see in him. Although there is underage drinking in this film, it results in an accident and the consequences are seen immediately. We award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film and we are pleased that a theme of overcoming and change is the story’s main plot. “Overcome” has it all! This is a must-see family film of redemption.