As Good As It Gets
It's not great by any means, but it's a pretty good movie that didn't leave me filled with regret for investing time in it.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
One of the most extraordinary films you will see this year. Take that as you want.
Following the true live events of the De La Salle High School Spartans and their epic coach Bob Ladouceur who at one time had a 151 game winning streak. What happens when the champions become the underdogs? A senseless murder occurs of a promising young player... Will the coach, players, alumni recover and soldier on? This film talks about brotherhood and family in ways that all athletes could stand to be reminded of. Fantastic movie.
This was by far the best football movie I ever saw! As a former coach, I loved the relationship with the players (beyond that of a coach). i also saw myself in the coach's growing as an individual and changing his perspective on what is important. You see the tragedy of the death of a player. The hardships of growing up, temptations outside of football and the struggles of family, growing up poor, and the demands of an unrealistic father. I like after the movie when the real coach was shown giving the eulogy at church. The coach also was offered a high paying college job but tuned it down because he realized the impact he was having on the boys he worked with. He also changed his own relationship with one player who happened to be his son.
+ Story: Good + Game match thrills: Exciting - Script When The Game Stands Tall was one of the most under-rated film which will inspire and motivate you with head-strong story of a team who had continuous 151 games winning-streak within short span of time.When The Game Stands Tall tells the true story of legendary Bob Ladouceur who led De La Salle High School Spartans shattered all records incepting from obscurity to the winning streak Thomas Carter ( Coach Carter, Metro) does well in adapting the true story which is based on a novel of same name written by Neil Hayes. However, he fumbles upon in the initial reel for some time and story takes some to build upon you. The real fun begin when De La Salle High School Spartans wins a game after the continuous defeat. The choreography of this game is ultimate and deserves a thumbs up for the thrills and adventure.He succeeds in telling the story of the coach who, despite all odds,dares to dream and achieves the goal. The screenplay is like a roller-coaster ride keeping the audience alive in the second half coupled with beautiful background score. Editing could have been more crispy. Performances were fine.Jim Caviezel was just about OK. Probably, he could worked much on his expression.A nice , brave attempt with few thrills and adrenaline rush makes it a good watch. Good 3/5
This was inspired by a true story.California High School football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) takes the De La Salle high school to 151 straight victories. This movie starts when the streak is broken and how everyone handles it. This is one of those movies that gets better and better as it goes along. Bob Ladouceur insists that it not about scoring touchdowns and winning. But he has a method of teaching that actually insures that scoring touchdowns and winning will result. He says his main goal is to prepare his young players to be able to handle life after school so whatever happens, they can be counted on. Simply said, it works. Because of his belief in how he teaches and what he believes, he turns down offers to coach college football. This is well acted all around and the hard-hitting (ouch, ouch, ouch) scenes on the football field appear to be quite real (Hey, Bob, it's movie magic). Well, I hope so, but I checked with my doctor anyway. So far he says I am good to watch more of these hits. Ouch!The father of the Quarterback wants his son to achieve the record for the most touchdowns in High School competition nationwide. And, it is here the ending is nothing short of Pure Gold. You will be touched. Also, you will understand why the title is perfect. (7/10)Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.