DVD Review: GOLDEN SHOES
GOLDEN SHOES was directed by Lance Kawas and stars Christian Koza, Dina Meyer, David DeLuise, Vivica A. Fox, Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks, Eric Roberts and John Rhys-Davies.
The movie follows eight-year-old Christian Larou (Christian Koza) who has always dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother (Dina Meyer) is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves.
With the help of some very special shoes, Christian not only finds a way to help lead his team get to the championship but he finds courage, strength and inspiration to deal with what all his family is going through. Christian finds out that this ability, strength and courage was inside him all along and it just took these special shoes to sort of help him build up his self confidence and get a kick start this. Ultimately as the movie plays out, his family is finally reunited.
Even though I’m not a fan of the game of soccer, this movie was still a pretty fun watch with a great message. The story was interesting and it deals with several important issues children have to deal with including bullying. Most of the characters were interesting and easy to follow but the movie pretty much focused on young Christian and the sleaze ball that tries to hold him back. It appears to me that Eric Roberts must enjoy playing these kind of sleazy villains these days because I’ve seen him in a number of these kind of roles over the past few years. The cast assembled for this movie was really stellar and impressive. With a supporting cast that includes Dina Meyer, David DeLuise, Vivica A. Fox, Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks, and John Rhys-Davies this should be enough to pick up some interest.
The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details and some images. The DVD disc is plain with no artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good.
Bottom line is, Golden Shoes ended up being a fun, feel-good movie with a good message that the entire family can sit down and watch together. The movie also has a strong anti-bullying message. Sure it gets a little cheese at times but the younger audience should really enjoy it. If you’re any kind of coach or youth leader and you’re looking for a movie to show your kids then be sure you check this one out. This Dove Approved movie releases on DVD on October 6th and is worth a watch.
Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Run Time: 89 Minutes
DVD Video: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)Region 1
DVD Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Special Features: None