Friday Night Lights
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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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high-school football in a small Texas town.
One of the best sports movies I've seen, largely because it's not really about
the sport, or the big game, or winning and losing. It's about growing up, letting
go of dreams, the pressure adults put on kids to fulfill their own dreams, losing
perspective and gaining it. It seems to try and honestly look at both sides of high
school football; how it helps young men grow, challenge themselves and bond,
but at the same time how it subjects them to physical harm, an unrealistic set of
expectations about life after being a local star, and being forced to carry a whole
town on your shoulders when you're only 17.
Some terrific visuals, both in the quick cutting ferocity of the games, and in the
long aerial views of the empty Texas plains.
It does cheat in a few moments, trying to have it's cake and eat it too - a few plot
lines are resolved a touch too easily or neatly, a few plot twists feel too familiar
from other films. And I understand those that say the film displays a superior
attitude towards these small town people. But I found those weaker moments
fleeting in a film that surprised me with the strength of it's acting, writing, and filmmaking.