“Last Saturday, I saw a team get beat mentally! I saw guys quitting! I saw guys not at their physical best. So how do we bring that to the next level? I’ll tell you how. We start running laps. Go! – Sean Payton
Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Jan 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A suspended NFL coach decides to try and coach his son’s Pee-Wee league football team in order to reconnect with him.
My Take on it – Fun idea that works even better knowing that it is based on a true story.
Kevin James is not the first actor I would have considered to play this role, yet it actually works much better than I would have expected.
The film’s story follows many normal tropes of the genre and doesn’t manage to add many new ideas to the mix.
That being said, it still stay entertaining throughout.
None of the characters are developed on more than a superficial level and that actually hurts things a bit because the characters all feel a but too superficial in all that they say or do.
Having James let his friend Rob Schneider take part in this film is a bit strange given how that character is portrayed.
The on screen gross-a-thon that he causes is a bit too extraneous and doesn’t stay as funny as one might expect it to which is a waste because this isn’t Stand By Me (1986) and they aren’t able to integrate it better into the story line where it seems necessary.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Lionel the janitor at the end of the movie was played by the real life Sean Payton, whom the movie was about. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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This sounds like a mixed bag