• When The Game Stands Tall

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    Last night, my family and I were able to attend an advanced screening of When The Game Stands Tall (Rated PG) sponsored by Ford TX.  What an enjoyable evening!

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    They introduced us to a few Ford representatives who were there and presented a couple of local charities, such as Boys And Girls Country, with donations!

    It was a packed theatre filled with families and lots of teenagers with soda and popcorn in hand, and ready to watch the film. “When The Game Stands Tall” is a family-friendly film.  It seemed to have been received well by audience members of all ages.  There were several times throughout the game when audience members actually clapped.

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    If you’re unfamiliar with the story, it’s based on a true-story of a high school football team that holds the longest winning streak in sports–even more than professional leagues–over 150 consecutive wins.  I suggest not looking up the real story before you go see the film, though.  Let it be a surprise.  Then, you’ll be so inspired by the movie that you’ll want to go look up more details on the real story.

    While it’s family-friendly, I have to say there are some pretty emotionally intense scenes and there are some pretty intense football hits.  The foley artists did a good job of emphasizing the sounds of the hard-hitting football plays.  There were even a few times when the audience let out a collective, “Oh!” and “Owe!”

    Now I admit, I’m actually a “chick who likes football”, so I might be a bit more entertained by this kind of film than others might be and am able to overlook the couple of cheesy lines it may have had, but its overall feel-good effect will make this movie enjoyable for all.

    Make sure you stay through the credits because they show clips from the past of the real-life characters.

    I’d love for you to come back after you watch it and let me know what you think about it!  I hope you like it as much as our family did.

    Here’s the trailer: 

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