Tuesday, October 6, 2015

GOLDEN SHOES Debuts on DVD & Digital HD Today - Enter to #Win the DVD and a Soccer Ball Now! #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Starring Dina Meyer, Eric Roberts, David DeLuise, Christian Koza, Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks, with Vivica A. Fox & John Rhys-Davies

 A Feel-Good Movie for the Whole Family
Debuts on Digital HD Sept. 25 & on DVD & On Demand Oct. 6

This summer my oldest daughter, Savannah, stepped out of her comfort zone to try something new. She participated in a week-long soccer camp in a nearby town.  She is the quiet one of our two girls, so it was a big step for her to go there, as she didn't know anyone and never played soccer for recreation before.  My husband is from El Salvador and loves soccer, and had hopes that one of his children would take up the game. 

Knowing how much her Daddy likes soccer, Savannah said she wanted to learn to play so that they could play together in the backyard.  So, for one whole week, the hottest one all summer with temps in the 90's all day, she learned the game of soccer, made a couple new friends and even scored a goal.  I loved watching Savannah's face light up when she was running back and forth kicking the wall, right up until she scored a goal. But, I think the best part was that her Daddy was there to see her play and score a goal.  While she set out to learn the game to be able to spend more one-on-one time with her Daddy, Savannah also grew as a person.  She got over her fears, tried something new and had a blast.  

When you ask Savannah what her favorite summer memory is, she will talk your ear off about how Coach Dan taught her how to play soccer, and how her Daddy was all smiles watching her play.  

While Savannah may not become a pro soccer player, she is a star in her Daddy's eye. :-)  And, whenever there is a soccer match on television or a movie about soccer, Savannah gets in as much snuggle time with her Daddy, as they taught about the game, yell "GOAL" together and just enjoy each other's company.  They don't stay little forever.

So, when I was asked to review a new family-friendly Dove approved movie, "Golden Shoes" recently, I jumped at the opportunity.  This movie, which was a hit at our house, is about a little boy named Christian Larou, who dreamed of becoming a great soccer player.  But, with a family missing in action at war and a mother laying in a hospital bed in critical condition after a car accident, Christian is left feeling alone and without a purpose.  He is not sure if he will ever see his father again and worries about his mother.  But, thanks to soccer and a pair of "magic" golden shoes, he takes the field as part of a local youth soccer league.  The coach doesn't think he is any good and he gets bullied by the other kids.  It isn't until he steps on the field with his golden shoes and is given the soccer ball, that he proves everyone, including himself, just how great a soccer player he is.  

His talents garner the attention of the media and even the President of the United States, who takes to the airways to bring attention to Christian Larou and his father MIA in the war.  The President says he will do everything in his power to find Christian's dad and bring him home.  Will this be a happily ever after story?  You will just have to pick up a copy of the movie, out today, to find out for yourself. :-)

More about this new release:

"Written and directed by Lance Kawas (Fractured), Golden Shoes, the Dove-family-approved movie for ages 12+, arrives on Digital HD from Starz Digital Sept. 25 and on DVD and On Demand Oct. 6 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Christian Koza (Fractured) overcomes numerous obstacles to achieve his dream of becoming a great soccer player in this inspirational film, also starring Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Eric Roberts (The Dark Night, “Heroes”), David DeLuise (“The Wizards of Waverly Place”), talk show host Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks (“A.N.T. Farm”), with Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vol. 1, Independence Day) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark).

As long as he could remember, eight-year-old Christian Larou (Christian Koza) dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves. With the help of some very special shoes, can Christian lead his team to the championship, inspire an entire nation, and bring his family together again?

Golden Shoes will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.   To learn more about the film, please visit www.goldenshoesmovie.com."


Thanks to the folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment, one lucky reader will win a copy of this new family-friendly film, along with a soccer ball.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

Street Date: Oct. 6, 2015
Pre-book: Sept. 2, 2015
Catalog #: DV63575
UPC: 013132635750
Run Time: 89 minutes
Rating: Not rated
SRP: $19.98
Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1/16x9
English Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Audio: Stereo

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. My family recently saw Hotel Transylvania and we liked it. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  2. We just watched Home and it we all enjoyed it!

  3. We recently watched Robin Hood by Disney. It's an oldie but goodie.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com