‘The Boys In The Boat’ Movie Trailer From Director George Clooney

‘The Boys In The Boat’ Movie Trailer From Director George Clooney

An upcoming film, “The Boys in the Boat,” gives viewers a look at the inspiring true story of a group of young men who overcame what were some pretty insurmountable odds to win gold at the Olympic games.

Life can often be unpleasant and unbearable, forcing people to endure difficult and trying circumstances. It can feel and appear that some people, for whatever reason, are dealt more than their fair share of hurt and heartache. However, no matter how overwhelming or bleak a situation may be, there is always hope that something greater and better lies just beyond the horizon and out of view. Those circumstances can serve to springboard people to greater things in life. 

“The Boys in the Boat,” set during the 1930s, is the true story of a group of students struggling to survive and stay in school at the University of Washington. Given that the young men were living through the Depression, they all came from essentially nothing. But being desperate for food, money and a place to rest their head at night, they joined the University of Washington’s rowing team. 

As the film’s trailer makes clear, this was a sport none of them had ever participated in previously. However, given their circumstances, the young men were willing to try and do anything to survive. 

George Clooney, the film’s director and producer, describes the movie as being about “strong, tough kids, but they were poor and hungry.” He adds that they were “rowing because it was the only way they could stay in college.”

That group of underdogs went on to make their college team and turned many heads in the process. One character in the trailer states “that bunch of kids rowed like no one else that’s ever come through here.” Eventually, that group of persevering and determined young men would go on to win gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, defeating the Nazis, according to IMDB.

In addition to being directed by George Clooney, the film stars Joel Edgerton. It opens in theaters on Christmas Day and is rated PG-13 for language and smoking. 

James 1:12 “There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God’s approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.”

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