The Dove Foundation has become a trusted source for parents to evaluate what films are suitable for viewing by their families & children. They provide a rating system that goes beyond the standard movie ratings: “G” – “R” rated.
In much the same way that you wouldn’t knowingly feed your children toxic food or beverages. You have a choice about whether or not to feed their minds “toxic impressions”.
All this to say, that for a film to receive a 5 star review from the Dove Foundation is an important endorsement. Especially for a film like GO FAR, which deals candidly with romantic frustration, death & grief.
Here is the review as published on the Dove Foundation website:
“Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story” is an incredible viewing experience! It is inspiring and dramatic as it shares the true life story of Christopher Rush, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at just seven months old, and yet went on to live an amazing life that some people would envy.
Chris graduated from high school and the University of Michigan, as well as law school, and lived well past the two years of age his parents were told he might reach. In fact, he managed to cram a lot into his thirty years on Earth. He came out with the “Go Far” guide to life and the acronym was centered on Goals, Obstacles, Focus, Act, and Review.
He was first a poster child for MD in his local home state of Michigan and then became an international poster child. He met Jerry Lewis, President Reagan, Tony Orlando, Sammy Davis, Jr., Rickey Henderson, as well as many other famous people.
His motto was, “I never give up” and he lived by it.
Examples of his sense of humor are featured too. We also see the powerful influence his parents had on his life, Richard and Dorie, as well as how his faith in God kept hope alive in his life. In fact, he wrote about his confidence in God’s love.
This fantastic documentary is narrated by Mark Hamill, and interestingly enough, Chris was a big “Star Wars” fan. “Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story” will touch you, stir you, and ultimately inspire you.
We are pleased to award it five Doves, our highest rating, and recommend it for ages twelve plus although parents should consult the content listing as they might be fine with kids a bit younger viewing it.
This is a terrific story about one amazing young man.
– Edwin L. Carpenter