Parental Warning: We are very grateful that immodesty is not an issue in the film Courageous. However, the Courageous DVD produced by Sony includes a movie trailer for another Sony film, Soul Surfer. Regrettably, both the Soul Surfer film and trailer feature many immodestly clad young women. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you not to view the Soul Surfer trailer when watching the Courageous DVD.
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.
While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.
When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?
Filled with action-packed police drama, Courageous is the fourth film from Alex and Stephen Kendrick of Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.
Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous!
The most beloved Christian movie of 2011 was Courageous and with good cause.
I have watched this film multiple times, always with an overwhelming sense of experiencing something holy, special, powerful, and precious in the eyes of God. Courageous is clearly one of the most inspiring, best-produced, and timely independent Christian films in history, and its message is simple: Fatherhood is a precious gift and a life-defining duty. Men must step up and take responsibility as fathers. Once again, Stephen and Alex Kendrick have modeled for families and filmmakers that the message and the means of creating a film can be done outside of Hollywood with great integrity, using the resources of the people of God without sacrificing the quality of the project.
—Douglas W. Phillips, President of Vision Forum
DVD Region 1 (USA and Canada)