Seven Days in Utopia

(G) ★★☆☆☆

A young golfer has a meltdown in the middle of a tournament, followed by seven days of perspective-patching among mild-mannered, God-fearing folk in rural Texas. Faith and “fore” walk hand-in-hand in this soft-centered, faith-based drama starring Lucas Black of Friday Night Lights. The film lacks surprises and tension, as we work our way down the middle of the fairway toward the predictable climactic finish.

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Scary movies can get away with breaking promises to their audience. They can resurrect exhausted clichés (creepy old houses packed with things bumping in the night) and they can even toss in stale character archetypes (the clueless father, the precocious child who sees things adults don’t). But one crime even the best horror can’t get away with is presenting characters so stupid that we lose all interest in whether they live or die. Which is the heart of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.