Truth be told, it's not that bad. Despite the TV budget, writer-director Don Handfield has made a decent enough movie. It flirts a bit with the evangelical style of movies like COURAGEOUS, in that it's a pretty simplistic morality play- although it never goes down the excessively preachy road those films do, and is certainly better made and acted then them.
Brian Presley, and actor I've never heard of, stars. I couldn't decide whether him and co-star Lynskey (who's great in the recent HELLO, I MUST BE GOING) are too old or too young for their parts- but I think it's really both, as the old-age make-up used to make them middle aged is hilariously bad (especially the job they did on Lynskey), while- being in their thirties, they look about fifteen years too old to be playing their high-school counterparts. That said – they're not bad-each does a capable job in their respective parts.
The real selling point here is Kurt Russell as Presley's high-school coach/father figure. Obviously trying to recapture of bit of the magic from his part in MIRACLE, Russell does good work, although it's probably Presley's movie.