Starring in her first film, High Expectations, pop singer Ally Brooke shared that her character’s strong faith reflects that of her own, according to an interview with The Christian Post. Brooke, who is now a solo artist, but was formerly of the group Fifth Harmony and appeared on Dancing With the Stars, described the movie as inspiring to audiences who need an uplifting message to overcome a struggle. Relying on faith herself to find her way through the entertainment industry, Brooke revealed that there is much she can relate to in the film.
According to The Christian Post, High Expectations, which is rated PG-13 due to “vulgar language,” is about a soccer player who perseveres through a period of depression to achieve his dream. “According to the film’s synopsis, Jack Davis (Taylor Gray) ‘finds himself adrift after his father, the legendary Coach Davis (Kelsey Grammer), cuts him from his renowned soccer club, the Carolina Mantis. Estranged from his father, at odds with his brother, the Mantis’ all-star goalie Sam (Adam Aalderks), and desperate for purpose, Jack turns to his ex-girlfriend Sophia (Brooke). Jack is inspired by her tough love and unwavering pursuit to become a recording artist. He tackles his depression and takes one last shot at his lifelong dream, by trying out for a rival soccer club.’”
Brooke explained that the story is about “knowing you can overcome,” which is a powerful message for those who may find themselves in difficult situations. Starring in the film allowed Brooke to channel her own experiences overcoming the pressures of her career with the strength to do what she believed in, not what was expected of her. She notes that the film gives the message not to quit doing what you believe in, adding that God’s “got you,” and the future holds great things ahead.
The film from Fathom Events, which is being shown in theaters for one day, April 7, is summarized as a story of “love, family and soccer.” Brooke shared that she believes the Christian audience will enjoy the film as it highlights the power of faithfulness and overcoming obstacles. With an encouraging message, High Expectations will inspire audiences to find their strength and rely on their faith to get them through difficult times.