GREATER, which hits theaters on August 26th, tells the incredible story of Brandon Bulsworth, a boy who declared he was going play for the Arkansas Razorbacks when he got older, and to everybody's surprise (but his own)—he did!
I've always been a sucker for an underdog story. In Brandon's case, he was a huskier kid with a ton a passion, but not a lot of "given" talent. His time on the middle school football team was mostly spent warming the bench, but when he did play, he always gave it his all.
There was a 17 year age difference between Brandon and his older brother, and since their parents were separated and their father was absent, Marty was basically a father figure to him. Both tough and protective, Marty winds up being Brandon's biggest fan throughout his life (along with their mother, of course).
And in true Burlsworth form—shattered it!
GREATER, like most inspirational movies, is a tear-jerker...both in the happy moments and the sad ones. This isn't a spoiler, since the movie begins at his funeral, but Brandon is taken from this world at a young age, just as he is about to begin his professional career. So, while the movie is about Brandon's faith and perseverance, it's also about Marty's struggle with faith in the face of losing his brother. In other words—don't forget the tissues.
This leads to the affectionate nickname that Marty uses for Brandon the rest of the movie, "Cheesecake". The strawberry part of these cheesecake bars is also inspired by a scene from the movie...a heartstrings moment with his college teammates (but I'll let that part be a surprise).
GREATER hits theaters on August 26th - check your local theaters for availability and show times. In the meantime, check out GREATER the movie trailer!
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