Changing Lanes
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Changing Lanes

After a car accident, two men’s lives become intertwined in escalating retaliation.


If only. If only we could take back that one moment in time that one action that one word. How different things would be. That single snowflake seemed harmless enough until it was the one that tipped the scales in favor of the avalanche. Changing Lanes is a film about if only. Two burdened men have their very different worlds turned upside down as a result of an everyday fender bender on the FDR in New York. The men, as a result, wreak havoc upon each other's lives as they seek revenge. But at the bottom of their downward spiral they both realize their failures.

This study guide will help you discuss the themes of Changing Lanes. What are the consequences of acting out of retaliation rather than patience? How does our integrity, or lack thereof, reap consequences for us and those around us? How can confession lead us toward redemption?

Discussion Guide

• Movie Summary

• Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*

Retaliation Versus Patience
(Matthew 5:3848; Romans 5:34; Galatians 5:2226)

Integrity and Moral Consequences
(Genesis 3:613, 1624; Proverbs 13:6; Romans 5:1219)

Confession and Redemption
(Proverbs 28:13; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9)

• As the Credits Roll

Based On

Changing Lanes (Paramount, 2002), rated R.

Photo © Copyright Paramount Pictures

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