I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for an underdog or Cinderella story. Right from the start, the movie has you rooting for Coach White, when he demeans the egotistical quarterback on his football team. He’s trying to teach the kids respect and they aren’t having any of it. So of course, when he goes to a primarily Mexican town, he settles in nicely. The youth of Mexico can be quite respectful toward their elders and Coach White is a fan of hard workers.
The movie, based on a true story, shows you how two cultures can meld and how people with completely different cultural backgrounds can come together and find a way to heal each other’s wounds.
If you are looking for an uplifting, inspirational movie, this is definitely a movie to see.
A note to parents, it very G, only a few cuss words, and moderate blood. But the plot is slow and kids are likely to be bored.