Moving about without thinking is an easy way to get by, especially if you're convinced that you don't have a choice. Eugene Brown is being released from prison after seventeen years for armed robbery. Trying to get back on his feet and reconnect with his estranged family, Eugene tries to apply a lesson he learned playing chess in his confinement. ﾠVisualize the end game and everything else will fall into place. This leads to Eugene starting a chess club in an attempt to connect with a younger troubled generation and pass on some of his hard-earned wisdom.
This movie is thoroughly enjoyable. Though similar stories have been told, this one is different enough to hold interest and the cast does the task of drawing you in with characters you want to see succeed quite well. Though there are some things in this movie that are not above criticizing, it definitely makes up for it in other areas. If you have a proclivityﾠforﾠinspirational story and drama, you will find this to be well worth your time.