Free Style (2009)

DVD Release: March 17, 2015
Free Style (2009)


Cale, is determined to win a coveted spot on the Grand National racing team without compromising his devotion to his friends and family.

Dove Review

“Free Style” shows that heart and determination can get it done! Corbin Bleu does a terrific job portraying Cale Bryant, a young man who was raised in a single-parent home with his younger sister Bailey after their father took off. He has a pretty good life, working at a few jobs to help his mother out and racing in motocross. He hopes to win a spot on the Grand National team, yet he makes time for his family and his girlfriend, big priorities in the likable young man’s life. He keeps a sense of humor, too. Cale and his sister have a black father and white mother. When Bailey asks him if they are white or black, he replies, “We’re whack!”

However, the challenges and obstacles he faces mount as he deals with several stressful situations including his mother being in a car accident, and his girlfriend cheating on him with a rival racer. Yet he meets a new girl and she makes as much time for him as she can, something his old girlfriend didn’t do.

This is an inspiring movie, showing that we all need help from our friends sometimes, but that grit and determination can take us a long way in achieving our goals and living our dreams. This one has earned our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus and four Doves, a solid rating.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A few couples kiss in the movie; girl cheats on her boyfriend; sexual innuendo.
Language: G/OMG-10; H-12; D-5; A-4; Crap-3; P-1; B-1; B-1; Moron-1; Idiot-1; Jerk Face-1; Turd-1; Baby-1.
Violence: Young man smashes another man's car window when he sees him with his girlfriend; fight takes place in a vehicle parts shop; woman falls asleep while driving and, although the accident is shown, it is not graphic.
Drugs: A few scenes of alcohol served at a restaurant; young adults are seen drinking beer and partying.
Nudity: Cleavage in a scene or two; shirtless men.
Other: Tension between several characters including a young man and his mother and the father he sees for the first time since he was a child; racers fall off bikes but none are seriously hurt.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Director: William Dear
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter