After months of rehab, Cory returned to college determined now, more than ever, to play the game he loved once again. Throughout this traumatic chapter in Cory’s life, he experiences what it is like to have his heart broken in more ways than one. Although it seems as if nothing can go right in his life, Cory steps up to the challenge and is able to get a double dose of love once again. During his last college game as a senior, Cory finally was able to step up to the line and shoot.
This movie earnsa big “thumbs up” due to its inspirational message, a heart-breaking incident, and the burst of smiles one will experience while watching the movie.
The message the story gives is though life throws obstacles in our paths, that does not mean we cannot do spectacular things to overcome them. Cory, for example, dedicated months and months of his life to therapy to return to the athlete he once was before. Although Cory does not come out and reveal his message, his actions speak louder than words.
As one is watching the movie, he or she will gasp and feel his/her heart breaking in two as they witness Cory’s accident and see his frustration as he goes through rehab. While Cory goes through his rehab process, the viewer will find him/herself cheering him on and becoming his biggest fan.
Due to the movie’s inspirational message and heart-breaking incident, the viewer will find him/herself smiling as Corey’s life unfolds once he comes home from the hospital and begins his journey to rehabilitation.
Based on a real story, this movie reveals a message to all that giving up is not an option. With hard work and dedication, no goal is ever too big. Likewise, watching Cory grow from his stroke, not only as an athlete, but also as a man, will send a powerful message to all people, young and old, whether they can relate to him or not. Throughout the movie, do not be surprised if you find yourself cheering Cory on as if you are a fan in the stands.
This movie is recommended to sports lovers of all ages. However, the movie “1000 to 1” is not just for athletes, but rather for everybody, for it displays a powerful message to all that no odds are too great.
-by Molly Munsinger