Don’t miss Tyson’s Run, in theaters March 11, 2022, a feel-good story of faith, courage, grit, and unlikely alliances for a teen on the autism spectrum.
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About Tyson’s Run
When fifteen-year-old Tyson attends public school for the first time, his life is changed forever. While helping his father clean up after the football team, Tyson befriends champion marathon runner Aklilu. Never letting his autism hold him back, Tyson becomes determined to run his first marathon in hopes of winning his father’s approval.
With the help of an unlikely friend and his parents, Tyson learns that with faith in yourself and the courage to take the first step, anything is possible.TysonsRun.com
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
Have you ever found yourself trying to get the approval of a parent? If not, you likely know someone who has. That’s where Tyson, a teen with autism, finds himself as he watches his hero father lead the high school football team. Tyson’s Run is not only relatable, but also a beautiful picture of the rewards of dreams, determination, and relationships when we don’t quit.
What I loved about this movie is that two characters showed a lot of growth. Tyson, of course, as he navigates the public high school setting after years of being homeschooled because of his autism. This transition puts him in new and difficult social settings that he has to learn to navigate. He is also now attending the school where his father is the renowned state championship football coach, so there is a lot of underlying stigma that Coach Hollerman is dealing with since his son is “different”.
Both Tyson and his dad grow as individuals and as a family in this movie. Tyson, played by Major Dodson, who is himself on the autism spectrum and credits acting to helping him better reach his potential, gains confidence and friends as he maneuvers through high school. Coach Hollerman, played by Rory Cochrane, opens his heart and learns to see his son as the blessing he truly is.
Tyson’s Run hits theaters this weekend, 3-11-22 and you can get your tickets here.
Tyson’s Run is rated PG for offensive slurs, thematic elements, and some language.
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