There have been numerous memorable endings to films, native Scarlett O’Hara proclaiming “tomorrow is one more day” in 1939’s “Gone with the Wind” or the disclosure that the identity of Rosebud in 1941’s “Citizen Kane.” yet the inspirational G-rated golf drama, “Seven job in Utopia,” which opened up Friday, doesn’t have actually a traditional ending.

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(SPOILER ALERT: an essential plot clues are debated from this allude on.) based on David L. Cook’s faith-based novel, “Golf’s spiritual Journey: 7 Days at the web links of Utopia,” the drama stars Lucas black color as Luke Chisolm, a young pro golfer who has actually a disastrous round on the tour. Escaping the pressure of the tour — specifically his demanding father, who is additionally his caddy — Luke finds self stranded in a little town in Texas dubbed Utopia, where he is provided seven days of golf, life and also spiritual lessons from an eccentric rancher named Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall).

With renewed confidence and also faith in God, Luke plays one more pro video game in the state and finds himself a putt far from winning. Yet as soon as he access time the putt, the movie ends and also encourages everyone to continue the journey at http://www.didhemaketheputt.com.

“I can not take any type of credit for it,” said the film’s director, Matthew Dean Russell, about the website. “David Cook, the writer of the book and also the producer ~ above the film, orchestrated every the funding. He — along with Visio Entertainment, ours distributor, and the investors — believed it was really important to produce something that was an ext than simply a movie — a place of testimony and a place where God can be glorified. To those men it to be every little as essential as the 100 minutes you obtain when girlfriend sit in a movie theater.”

Russell included that “for everyone that was associated in the movie, from the peak down, it was an ext important that us were act something because that God quite than making a movie draft to do a many money at package office. We want to make the movie no preachy, however if you want to go to the website and ‘continue the journey,’ so to speak, we didn’t desire to perform it in a movie theater since we didn’t desire to violation anybody.”

The website features cook offering the answer to even if it is Chisholm holed his putt by reading from the very first chapter of the sequel. The site additionally features "Bury her Lies," which motivates those who want to follow the word of God to "send the lists the have developed your heart also though the weight of them has actually been crushing your soul." There is likewise a prayer to check out for guidance, a video clip tour the the golf web links of Utopia, Texas, and a attach to a keep to to buy items related to the book and also movie.

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As a Christian, Russell said, that feels the film’s conclusion is perfect. “You don’t need to know if he made the putt,” that said. “That is the allude of the movie. It doesn’t matter. The the old saying: It’s not whether you victory or lose, it’s exactly how you pat the game.”


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Photo: Matthew Dean Russell, left, Lucas Black, center, and Robert Duvall in ~ the Atlanta premiere of "Seven work in Utopia." Credit: Nathan Bolster / associated Press.