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I wish I could give this movie six stars instead of five.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Remember the Titans [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Remember the Titans is the true story of a small town in Virginia during the 1970's. The "white" high school and the "black" high school are forced to combine into one as the town explodes in racial havoc. Just as the caucasian football coach Yoast is about to enter the Virginian high school football hall of fame, he is demoted to assistant head coach when the two high schools combine. The new head coach is Coach Boone (Denzel Washington), an experienced African-American football coach that recently moved there. On top of this being between the two coaches, they have to figure out how to bring two teams into one and to end the prejudice between the players.
Though the plot seems rather dark from the above description, the movie does a great job balancing itself so that it is dramatic and you are able to understand what racism was like during that time period, but there is plenty of humor to cause you not to be upset during the entire film.
This has got to be one of the best movies I have seen throughout my entire life (okay, I'm only fourteen, but give me a break). I saw this movie three times while at the movie theaters (my mom saw it five times; believe me, she isn't the type to see a movie while it's in theaters that many times), and you can bet that Remember the Titans will become a part of my video library when it comes out on video. This movie made me laugh, made me cry, and made me that much wiser about the world. When Remember the Titans comes out on video, please at least do yourself the favor of renting it. I can almost guarantee that you will absolutely enjoy this film. That's how good it is.
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2010 7:08:49 AM PST
Michael D. Kelley says:
It is a "true story" only if you set aside the fact that the movie is set in the 1970s to portray events that took place in the early 1960s.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2010 8:28:49 AM PDT
Your comment is absolute nonsense. There were NO Attempts made in the EARLY 60s to integrate the Alexandria Schools.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2011 1:52:11 PM PST
Bill in VA says:
Read the book by Bill Yoast. The movie is more fiction than fact.
In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2011 8:41:36 AM PDT
Dances with Wools says:
I went to Groveton High and remember huge integration issues in the early 70's. People sold their homes and moved so their kids stayed in the "right" school district. Integration took years to complete.
Posted on Jan 1, 2013 6:23:23 PM PST
Bucky Badger says:
Although filled with Hollywood stereotypes and historical inaccuracies this is a very good movie. The "small town in Virginia" is not some podunk backwards village out in redneckville. Alexandria is a close-in, liberal, well to do, DC area suburb. The time setting is all wrong, and they make up a lot of small things to make the movie work. One of my best friends who attended this HS in the movie during this time laughs his butt off whenever people say this is a "true story".
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