Movie Review: Last Ounce of Courage

Last Ounce of CourageLast Ounce of Courage, an independent, conservative film that highlights the struggle for freedom in America, will be hitting theaters nationwide this week.

Directed by Kevin McAfee (Beyond the Gates of Splendor, The End of the Spear), the movie tells the story of a grieving father who is inspired by his grandson to take a stand for faith and freedom against a tide of apathy and vanishing liberty. 

Fourteen years after his son died while serving his country, Bob Revere, the city’s part-time mayor, welcomes back his daughter-in-law and teenaged grandson, who had moved to California following the tragedy. Still mourning the loss of his son, Bob has difficulty embracing the ones who had left in his time of need. Their presence, however, reignites the heart of the former war hero and reminds him of his last words to his son – to protect this nation and its freedoms with his last ounce of courage.  With that, Bob decides to take action, starting with an effort to bring Christmas back to a city where freedoms have been shirked because of apathy and fear of reprisal.

Though Christmas plays a significant part in the movie, the issue, as Bob notes, is not about putting up a Christmas tree or even Christmas itself, but about the freedoms that we have in this nation – the freedoms that our Founding Fathers and so many others died for to establish and to protect.

With freedom at its heart, Last Ounce of Courage does an excellent job at igniting the patriot within each of us. Moreover, the movie is helping to fuel a movement to stand up for the ideals of faith, family and freedom. 

The movie has partnered with StandUSA, an online community of “citizens of courage, character, and conviction.” StandUSA is encouraging all Americans to take the inspirational message of the film to heart and let it spur them to raise their voices in support of freedom.

Last Ounce of Courage opens September 14 in 1,200 theaters nationwide.

Published: September 12, 2012