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Directed by Brian Robbins from the book written by Daniel Coyle, I liked this because the focus remained on the children's relationship with their coach. Although this leaves the door wide open for the budding couple at the ending, the movie closes in almost entirely on the strong emotional pull these boys have on Conor. They must overcome many hardships to find their place within their own selves and in their surrounding lives.
Conor gets coerced into coaching because of having to pay off his ever increasing gambling debts. The team starts out quite poorly on the field and looked to me that they would need an incredible amount of development to become cohesive as a team. They start to inch their way ahead. When Conor starts as their extremely reluctant coach, they immediately begin to play well rendering the point of needing each other and making a quick connection to him and as a team.
The real expressed character development befalls Coach Conor O'Neill, who definitely requires a background story and gets a fairly detailed one. This is a small story that actually roars.Read more ›
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I gave it a bad review not because of the content or acting but because how the it did injustice to the real story. If not it would of been much higher rating.
All in all this is a terrific little movie. Reeves and the children are truly a joy to watch. The story jerks your emotions all over the place but it never feels cloying or fake - just a bit manipulated. It's a shame this movie had very little support and was only in theaters for a few minutes. Consequently I often give this as a gift to people so they'll have the opportunity to see such a lovely moving film.
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The movie is very cute and heart touching. I would not recommend it for small children as there is quite a bit of cussing. I think this is one of Keanu Reeves' best roles.Published 8 days ago by tiffanyb73
My daughters & me LOVED it!! Awesome movie, I've seen it before, but they didn't. Made them teary-eyed.Published 1 month ago by Dollie McLean
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