What are your thoughts? Calvin’s daughter struggles with decisions that her boyfriend, Colt (Michael Grant), tries to force on her about sex and alcohol; Produce struggles with being overlooked and even abused because he has Down Syndrome; Franklin (Alan Powell), crashes on Milton’s (William Zabka, Johnny from the original Karate Kid) couch and causes turmoil as he engages Milton’s wife (Danica McKellar) romantically. What I just said perfectly describes Where Hope Grows, a well-meaning drama about the unlikely friendship between an alcoholic ex-baseball player (Polaha, Devil’s Knots) and a young produce clerk (newcomer DeSanctis) with Down syndrome. Calvin Campbell has pretty much lived inside a booze bottle since a panic attack at home plate killed his career in the majors. Just as Calvin is learning from Produce about life and faith, Louisville Bats assistant general manager Steve Bookerson (Ken Arnold) offers Calvin a chance to be the team’s manager, citing the success Calvin had as a Detroit Tiger. Copyright © 2010-2013. Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. save hide report. It’s a testament to what it means to be a person of faith, regardless of what it costs and a story of love that comes when you least expect it. Posted by Story on September 6, 2020 at 04:16:55 In Reply to: Sharing an experience with you posted by 3db on September 5, 2020 at 19:59:13:....and we are all fortunate to have record stores out there to look through inventory and take home many prizes. Calvin wants things, like success on the baseball field, and the attention of Amy (Brooke Burns), but his failure to succeed in “the moment” has stunted his growth. It’s pleasant, agreeable, touching even. DeSanctis is a natural. Where does our strength come from when we’re facing adversity? Hope Springs Eternal is a phrase from the Alexander Pope poem An Essay on Man. Okay, Where Hope Grows is predictable, uneven, contrived and shamelessly melodramatic. couch and causes turmoil as he engages Milton’s wife (Danica McKellar) romantically. Created on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:39 It’s a clumsily executed deus ex machina that thankfully doesn’t derail the film. 11. In collaboration with the charity Sands, this book supports grieving parents (and wider family and friends) after the tragedy of stillbirth and neonatal death. Log in or Sign up log in sign up. Miller is pretty good as Katie, an angry teen seeking love and comfort in the arms of Mr. All Wrong. Alpharetta, GA 30009, Office Hours: Hope and Rafael also spend a considerable amount of time together when the Salvatore School Group split up into groups to find the croatoan. He’s also a fountain of wisdom and sound advice. Where Hope Grows Hits It Out Of The Park: See more reviews by Jacob Sahms, Contributing Writer: Calvin Campbell (Kristoffer Polaha) is an alcoholic, washed-up, ex-baseball player who lacks the maturity to raise his daughter, Katie (McKaley Miller, Hart of Dixie), or find purpose in life. A potential romance between Calvin and Amy (Burns, Baywatch), a church-going woman, receives little more than a cursory treatment. We don’t know anything much about him (including his real name) aside from his love for produce and going to church. For the most part, people do not go to the movies to hear a sermon.