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Friday Night Lights [Blu-ray] (2004)

Billy Bob Thornton , Tim McGraw , Peter Berg  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Tim McGraw, Derek Luke, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund
  • Directors: Peter Berg
  • Writers: Peter Berg, David Aaron Cohen
  • Producers: Brian Grazer
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KZOUQE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,664 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Friday Night Lights [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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A genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team's fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is "unforgettable and real!" (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! "One of the greatest sports stories ever told" (Sports Illustrated) is now "one of the greatest sports movies ever made!" (Larry King)

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53 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb January 28, 2005
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My Gawd, I love football.

'Tis a sport that offers the purest microcosm of life: Play as a team--succeed; play as individuals--fail. Those of us who have strapped on the pads and grunted and groaned in the trenches know this incontrovertible truth all too well. A single unit is much greater than the sum of all its individual parts, and this stellar truism is manifested magnificently in Peter Berg's sensational film FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

Again, I love football, and I particularly enjoy football movies that capture the grit and dark hubris of the sport, but this film stands alone in its overwhelming ability to portray a game, a west Texas town, its residents, its players, and its shameless addiction to the gridiron to a degree that transcends every single facet of human existence. In a community intoxicated with football, in a culture intoxicated with football, in an infrastructure that lives, eats, breaths, and sleeps football, the 1988 Odessa Permian Panthers are about to embark on a spectacular odyssey that will catapult and devour them at the same time: a magical, mystical season taking the coaches and players up and down the peaks and valleys of high school sports nirvana.

This is a film that garners attention to itself for infinite reasons. A great story, based on a bestselling book. Cinematography second to none, thanks to Tobias A. Schliessler, that gives the movie its gritty, handheld, "documentary" feel. A fast-paced, action-packed, totally believable series of scenes, augmented by an absolute killer soundtrack. And acting--oh yes, some very convincing, authentic, been-there-done-that acting.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Berg's Wise, Human Tale of Football and Small Towns... October 9, 2004
Ever since Peter Bogdanovich, in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, provided a comic view of a small town's total involvement in the fortunes of a high school football team (remember the verbal abuse the locals heaped on Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms when they lost the 'big game'?), Hollywood has attempted, with varying degrees of success, to make the 'definitive' small town/football film.

Director Peter Berg has finally done it, with FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

Based on H. G. Bissinger's best-selling tale of the 1988 season of the Odessa (Texas) 'Permian Panthers', the film unflinchingly paints a vivid canvas of a school and community obsessed with winning, as football provides the only release from poverty and desperation. While the concept is reminiscent of Tom Cruise's earlier ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, Berg doesn't glamorize the hero or tie things up, neatly, at the climax; in real life, while victories are savored, they are, at best, a temporary 'high'...while defeats can drive rational people into irrational frenzies. The Panthers' fortunes are such a crutch to Odessa's emotional well-being, that each game becomes a narcotic 'fix' for the entire community...a situation potentially dangerous for the players, and their coaches.

While Billy Bob Thornton has received the bulk of media attention, as the stern but fair head coach (with glowing reviews for BAD SANTA, and THE ALAMO, Thornton is having a career-defining year!), the film is really an ensemble work, with stand-out performances by Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Garrett Hedlund, and, surprisingly, singer Tim McGraw (as Hedlund's 'reliving past glories' father). The entire cast is exceptional, avoiding the easy pitfalls of simply playing stereotypes.
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38 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thoughtful meditation on the state religion of Texas October 17, 2004
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I live in Minnesota, where high school hockey is the state religion and the right of passage for seniors is to go to the State Tournament, even if there school does not make it that far. Parents (not just fathers) send their sons to live in other school districts so they can get more playing time or play with a better team. Everyone who has seen "Hoosiers" know that in Indiana it is high school basketball that is the subject of such devotion, but if you needed to see "Friday Night Lights" to know that neither of those state religions holds a candle to high school football in Texas, then you are just not a true sports fan. Even before H.G. Bissinger's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream," I knew the people of West Texas took their high school football seriously (I lived in New Mexico when I went to high school, so it would have been hard not to notice).

Director Peter Berg's film version of "Friday Night Lights" is based on the true story of the Odessa-Permian Panthers and their 1988 season. What "true" means in this case is that the name of the coach and the key players are accurate, as are the number of losses the Panthers had that year (although the scores are different, as is one of the opponents).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars use it for teaching all the time
timeless look at sports in american popular culture and what is does and does not do for our young people
Published 1 month ago by barbara b taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Friday Night Lights
Love this movie. This is one of those movies that you will watch over and over again. It never gets old.
Published 1 month ago by Debby B. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Awesome Story Ever Told
This story of a couple of my ex students at Permian is the best sports movie ever created and filmed!
Published 1 month ago by Paul Briones
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie without characters...
This film feels like a two hour Gatorade commercial. I didn't care about the characters because I never really got to know them. Dreadful.
Published 1 month ago by Joseph H. Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars school purchase
I purchased these for a teacher in my school district as requested. She has been very happy with them so far.
Published 1 month ago by Kim Lehner
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
After seeing the television, we had to see the movie. We actually liked the TV series better, however I would recommend the movie to anyone.
Published 1 month ago by Diane Donald
3.0 out of 5 stars Movei had no bnus features
The DVD was in good shape, but even though the case said there were bonus features, this DVD did not have any of those features available. Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. Shirley
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken
Although the DVD was brand new it would not play at all. Very disappointing! So I have no idea of the content.
Published 2 months ago by Judith D Hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars Falls short
As someone who lives in eastern New Mexico which is close to west Texas, the story is interesting because it's set in the local area. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. Dykstra
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great classic Texas football movie
This is a classic that lead to the TV series. A great all around Texas football movie. A keeper to my collection.
Published 3 months ago by Earl Schube
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