I love inspirational films. However, Season of a Lifetime is more of a documentary than film. However, I am glad to have had the opportunity to review it for the blog.
About Season of a Lifetime
The film follows Greenville High football coach Jeremy Williams as he perseveres and inspires his team throughout their winning 2010 season in the face of his progressing ALS disease. For his final season as coach, Williams’ beloved small-town Greenville Patriots battle to the playoffs and adopt his never-surrender attitude. “Season of a Lifetime” is produced by Cohen, Bob McAllister and Jason Haley and executive produced by Chris Pullaro. Cohen also served as director and editor of the film.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently asked Williams what he hoped the film would show. He responded, “That when things get tough, you can be tough and still love.” Williams’ wife added, “I really hope that people see that, no matter what they might face in life, that through Christ, they can not only get through it but also live a happy, joyful life.”
“In all my years of documenting lives and writing and researching about real people, I never met a man who didn’t have a single enemy nor a cross word said about him,” said Cohen. “Jeremy is about as righteous a human being as God has ever put on this earth. He truly walks the talk!”
The 89-min DVD also includes special footage featuring images from Williams’ college days, footage of the 2009 Greenville football team and the “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” segment.
My Thoughts on Season of a Lifetime
While documentaries are not always a favorite genre for the family, we did settle down to watch this on a recent rainy afternoon. I couldn’t help but be amazed at how stoic both Jeremy Williams and his wife are in the face of such adversity. Life must have been hard when their son was born with spinal bifida. But, things got cranked up a few notches when Jeremy came down with ALS. You can’t help but admire their walk and willingness to share with others their faith through the turmoil.
So, if you enjoy being inspired by individuals who are able to keep their eye on God and share their struggles with the world, then this is a great film for you to watch.