War Room

Synopsis: Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth's newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn't have a prayer.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Alex Kendrick
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min



It's been a part of humanity

in every age.

We fight for power,

for riches,

for rights or for freedom.

There always seems to be

something to fight for.

But one thing has remained

true of every war.

Behind the field of battle,

someone has developed a strategy.

This was part of my husband's role

in the army.

He would look at what

the enemy was doing,

then begin putting together

the resources

and a plan to fight against them.

He was a crucial part of this process

until a heart attack claimed his life.

That was a hard time for me and our son.

I was reminded that death

is a part of life,

and that the life we're given

should never be taken for granted.

It's been 40 years since Leo passed,

but I still hold on to the many lessons

I learned from that time.

I find myself amazed that

of the many battles we engage in today,

be it money, control or matters

of the heart,

very few of us

know how to fight the right way,

or understand

who we're really fighting against.

To win any battle,

you've got to have

the right strategy and resources,

because victories

don't come by accident.

Hey, Mom, I gotta go. Yeah.

All right, okay. Bye.

Jason and David, get rid of the ball

and help me with these boxes!

I am so sorry.

You must be Elizabeth Jordan.

- I am. And you're Melissa?

- Yes.

I'm sorry. We just started packing.

No problem. Can I help you with that?

Honey. Honey, I gotta be

in Knoxville at 2:00.

But I finished the closet.

That was in the refrigerator.

- Real estate agent.

- Software rep.

How did you know that?

It's on that folder

you're holding in your hand.

I would love to stay.

I'm very sorry I have to leave.

My wife can answer everything

about the house.

We realize it's a disaster

and we've agreed to blame it on the kids.

- So, I'll call you later.

- Love you!

I understand. My husband does

the same thing. Pharmaceuticals.

Does he ever get tired of the travel?

No, I do not.

I enjoy the drive.

Well, we're excited to do business

with you, Tony.

- Hey, tell Coleman I said hello.

- I'll do it.

And thanks for the new driver.

Hey, you enjoy it, okay?

- I will.

- All right.

Good to see you.

Gentlemen, we'll be in touch.

I see you made the sale.

- Of course.

- I'm impressed.

Most guys run out

with their tail between their legs.

I'm Tony Jordan.

Veronica Drake. I work for Mr. Barnes.

I'll be your contact for the purchase.

Okay. Well, Veronica Drake,

I guess I'll be seeing you again

when I return in two weeks.

I look forward to it.


I'm in here, Danielle.

Here's my last report card.

I still got one C.

Baby. You have an A in everything else.

One C in math is not that bad.

At least you get a break

for the summer, right?

Is that your feet?

I'm sorry, baby,

I ran out of foot powder.

That smells terrible!

I know, Danielle. I just needed

to take my shoes off for a minute.

That's, like, awful.

Well, don't just sit there

looking at them.

Why don't you give me a hand

and rub them right there?

No way.

Girl, go set the table for dinner.

When your daddy gets home,

you can show him your report card. Okay?

- Yes, ma'am.

- All right.

I just heard him pull in, Danielle.

Will he be mad about my C?

I already told you, baby,

a C is not that bad. It's okay.

Hey, Daddy.

Hey, Danielle.

I got my last report card.

I made all A's except for one C.

So, I just got a notification

that you moved $5,000

from our savings

into your checking account.

That better not be

so you can prop up your sister again.

You just gave that much money

to your family last month.

And my sister needs it

more than your parents do.

My parents are elderly. Okay?

Your sister married a bum,

and I'm not supporting someone

who's too lazy to work.

Darren is not a bum.

- He's just having a hard time finding a job.

- Liz, he is a bum.

Look, I can't even remember

the last time he had a job.

Can we talk about this later?

No, we'll talk about it now.

Because if you want to give them

what you make, that's fine.

- But you're not giving them my money.

- Your money?

The last time I checked,

we both put money into that account.

And the last time I checked,

I make four times what you do.

So you don't move a cent out

of that account without asking me first.

Can we please just eat dinner?

You know what? Go ahead.

I'm going to the gym.


That was sick, man! That was sick.

- You all right, dog?

- Yeah. Why?

You look like you're playing

a little mad tonight.

So? You know that means I play better.

Better means ball hog?

Dude, I can't get a pass from you.

It'd be easier to baptize a cat.

I just needed to blow off

a little steam. Okay?

- Well, I hope you're done.

- I gotta go.

- Yo, yo, yo, you're coming to church, right?

- Maybe.

Maybe means no.

Hey, Tony, man. You gotta hit me one.

- Come on, man. I gotta go.

- Dude, I just told all these guys. Just one.

Watch this.

Told you!

The favor of God can't be bought,

traded or manipulated.

Because people still come to church

with their hearts

totally distant from the Lord.

But they think they could put on

their Sunday best,

and throw a super spiritual smile

on their face and impress God.

God is looking for people

who will seek him with a whole heart.

So it all comes down to this.

We either seek Him or we don't.

And God surely knows the difference

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Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick (born June 11, 1970) is an American film writer, producer, director and award-winning actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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