United (2011)

“It’s not about their memory. It’s about showing who we are to the world, showing we’ll not be bowed by tragedy. Because how we are in the future will be founded on how we behave today. ” – Jimmy Murphy

Number of Times Seen – Twice (22 Aug 2011 and 9 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Following a disastrous airplane accident, the members of a successful British football team must find a way to rebuild their team and show give everyone hope.

My Take on it – Really enjoyable film that takes a premise that has been done beforehand yet finds a way to make it feel unique.

The story isn’t as emotional as one might hope for yet they still do a nice job developing the characters as things unfold.

The fact that this is based on a real story adds even more to things and makes the viewer care even more about what happens before, during and after this catastrophe.

The choice to use a mostly unknown cast for these roles also works well in helping establish these characters as real people without having to be distracted by familiar faces the whole way through.

Really like the way that this film focus more on the personal stories of the characters off the field and only deals with scene on the field in a limited way because it adds so much more to the impact of such a story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Filming took place during the winter of 2010 and was hampered by the heavy snowfall that year. Only on the two days when the scenes of the plane crash in the snow were filmed, there was no natural snow and snow machines had to be employed.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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