High-school can be a place where the young minds learn to dream for the first time, but high-schools also have kids coming from dysfunctional families, that have absent fathers and mentally crippled mothers, ready to vent their angers on their classmates.
To Save A Life is poignant story that takes off from the aforementioned thought and delves in to the highly debated topic of religion without being preachy. There is Jake Taylor, a high-school jock, surrounded by friends and knee-deep in prospective sexual partners, but who has a steady relationship with the prettiest girl on campus. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there is Roger Dawson, with nothing but obscurity and shadows to keep him company. But they were friends; they were friends when they were kids, unspoiled by popularity and girls. Slowly, the weeds grew in the cracks among the ruins of what was their friendship. One day, Jake is confronted by his old childhood friend who happens to be wielding a gun. Before he could realize what was going on, Roger had shot himself point blank. Unable to accept what had just happened, Jake is rocked to the very core and looks for solace in every possible thing, and soon finds God.
Jake turns to Christianity and tries to overcome the sorrow and shock of seeing his forgotten friend commit suicide in front of him. Trying to prevent somebody else from ending up with the same fate as Roger, Jake reaches out to the outcasts and loners, but his social status comes in his way and he stands to lose out on everything. But then, the path to greatness begins with sacrifice. Will Jake be able to take the very first step? Watch, and find out!