Seven Days in Utopia

Theatrical Release: September 2, 2011
DVD Release: November 29, 2011
Seven Days in Utopia


SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall). But Johnny is more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.

Dove Review

“Seven Days in Utopia” is one of those rare finds among motion pictures these days. It is refreshing to see a well-made feature film that has many simple faith messages in it without being preachy. Luke Chisolm is a young golfer who has lost his focus and needs a mentor. Along comes Johnny Crawford, a wise man who takes Luke under his wing and teaches him the basic lessons he calls “SFT”. See it, Feel it, Trust it. With this new-found faith and experience, Luke takes on the challenge of golfing in the San Antonio Open Golf Tournament

Dads and their sons will love this heartfelt story surrounding an up-and-coming professional golfer. The final segments of the movie feature several PGA golfers that you will recognize. We are pleased to award this touching and inspirational film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages and recognize it with 5 out of 5 Doves for its exceptional quality and message.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: "Helluva"; "God forsaken"; all other uses of God done in reverence.
Violence: Minor car accident - small amount of blood on driver's head; a few men push each other; "Cowboy Poker" involving a bull chasing men with lawn chairs.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Friendly gambling over a ring toss game.


Company: ARC Entertainment
Writer: David L. Cook, Rob Levine, Matthew Dean Russell and Sandra Thrift
Producer: Mark G. Mathis and Jason M. Berman
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 99 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe