Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award recipient James C. Strouse follows up his 2007 Sundance Film Festival favorite Grace Is Gone with this comedy drama about an alcoholic ex-basketball star who gets a second chance at success on the court when recruited by a local high school principal to coach the girl's varsity team. Bill (Sam Rockwell) used to sink hoops in the NBA, but that was before the bottle got the best of him. These days, Bill's more likely to be spotted bussing tables at the local diner than hustling up and down the court. Handed the reins on his daughter's basketball team by the school's principal, Bill seizes the opportunity to get back in the game and set things right.
Winning Season 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
Not your typical youth sports underdog movie. Pleasantly surprised at the focus on the relationships and the warmth and humanity that came through. This is a very funny movie due to Sam Rockwell who is excellent. Recommended for families with older kids primarily due to language and some sensitive subject matter. Also recommended of course, for girls who play basketball.
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