So....... De la Salle High School gets their own movie? Really? I guess I could understand, however, is "When the Game Stands Tall" one of the best films of the year? Or is it just a mediocre typical sports film? Well, first lets talk story....
The Script itself is mediocre and predictable. In fact most of the movie is mediocre and predictable. For instance, when Coach Ladoucer has a heart attack, he laments the fact that his son needs him to coach. His wife says, "He doesn't need a coach, he needs a father!" Okay, true, but so predictable.
Onto the the positive (for the most part). The score is fantastic here. It really great when they put it at the edgy moments. Bob Ladoucer, is an interesting man. I wanted to learn more about how he and Terry ( assistant head coach) worked the team than learning about the team. Some Football scenes are interesting to watch, they can be edgy to fun. I liked the very beginning of the film, how it was structured.
Now what I hated about this movie was this: There was a life lesson at the end of every bad or sad moment. It annoyed me. some parts I understood, but its in every single bad moment! If you are interested in seeing this movie, rent it. If you wanna see it badly go it a matinee, otherwise don't go see it if you hate those typical sports films.
When The Game Stands Tall isn't terrible but its just too predicable and mediocre. When "The Game Stands Tall" gets a C+.