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Best For Tweens (10-12)
Rated PG-13
Age-By-Age Guide
Educational | Life Lessons
Filmmakers follow the players of the underdog football team at Manassas High School in Tennessee as they set out to win a playoff game for the first time in the school's 110-year history.

This powerful movie won the Academy Award for Best Documentary and will surprise viewers who think they can predict the ending. The title is not to be taken literally--at least as far as the sport goes--and proves coach Bill Courtney's message that "If you think football builds character, it does not. It reveals character." Courtney, a volunteer who acts as a father figure for many of his players, is as much a life coach as football coach, and his lessons will serve them--and viewers--equally well off the field.
Baby (0-2)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Preschool (3-5)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Kids (6-9)
No This movie is intended for older children.
Tweens (10-12)
Maybe Younger children in this age group may get bored since the movie focuses more on Courtney and his players than on the actual games. Twelve-year-olds, though, will wish they had a coach like the no-holds-barred Courtney who is always honest and direct and who genuinely cares about the kids--to the point that he invites one of them to stay at his house so a tutor will come over. Despite all their challenges--poverty, family members in jail, absentee fathers--the players learn from Courtney, "It's not where you start; it's where you finish" and that "You keep doing the right thing, good things will keep happening to you." He stresses that the character of a man is measured not by his success but how he handles his failures, and when he and these big strapping football players get emotional, you'd better have some tissues on hand as well.
--Lois Alter Mark, the Flicks for Kids Expert
DVD Features
Deleted scenes, the black and white teaser trailer and a segment about the making of the movie.
Points For Parents
Movie Pluses

  • Empowers kids
  • Encourages doing the right thing
  • Shows the importance of never giving up
  • Proves one person can make a big difference
Movie Minuses

  • Some mild profanity