Friday, August 22, 2014
Movie Review: When the Game Stands Tall - PG
Jim Caviezel plays Bob Ladouceur, the coach of the Spartans. Bob tries to teach the team more than just football, but principles, many faith-based, that will help them in life.
Much of the story is about their 151 game winning streak. It was surprising to see the impact that the streak had on the team and the whole town. There's even a team member who is after a personal record. It is especially rewarding to see a couple of team members take what Bob has taught them to heart.
Laura Dern, who plays Bob's wife Bev, does a good job of balancing her support for the team with her concern for Bob. Michael Chiklis is good as Terry Eidson, Bob's assistant coach who is really supportive of Bob. But Caviezel steals the show with his heartfelt portrayal of Coach Ladouceur.
WTGST is a very good story, much of which has to do with choices, and deciding what is most important.
An excellent movie for the whole family. My brother and my nephews really liked it too. :)