For The Glory is based on the true story of Kurt Kuykendall, a young man whose determination and tenacity in face of many personal trials helped him fulfill his long-term goal—to become an Olympic athlete.
Kurt (Jason Burkey) faces a good dose of hardships. Not only does he lose his only brother but also, in a sense, he “loses” the affections of his mother who succumbs to alcohol to drown her sorrows. Then there’s the dad (Michael Landers)—a demanding perfectionist who belittles his son when he fails to live up to his father’s high standards.
But Kurt doesn’t give up. He draws much strength from his close friends (Robby Stone, Danny Cornett) and also from Sherry (Chelsea Casagrande), a girl with a pretty face and a personal walk with Jesus, which makes her doubly attractive.
For The Glory provides inspiration, encouragement and hope. But the acting falls short. In parts it feels like an overacted high-school drama, particularly scenes featuring the dad or the mom (Nancy Fondriest). Still, it’s a good story and worth watching.
For The Glory, has now been released in DVD—perfect for meaningful home entertainment or for special events. For more information and to order a copy, visit www.fortheglorythemovie.com/buymovie.
For The Glory is a product of COR Communications and 1 Voice Films.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © March 2013