Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Movie Review: We Are Marshall (2006)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, David Strathaim
Director: McG
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

We Are Marshall tells the true story of when most of the Marshall college football team and coaching staff died in a plane crash in 1970. The team, the school and the town must find a way to live on after this tragedy. Some wanted to totally disband football entirely, while others wanted the team to continue to play on Friday nights. Matthew McConaughey plays the new coach that is hired to bring football back to Marshall. He then must go out and fill out the rest of his coaching staff and players. Can he rally his new team and the town behind him?

We Are Marshall is one of those films that won't win any of the big awards, but is entertaining and is definitely worth seeing. I was born after the crash and I didn't know much about the story beforehand and I think this movie did a good job of telling me the entire story. This movie is well done showing the human aspect of college sports without being too sappy.

A movie about hope, dreams and coming together in the worst of times. A PG movie for the family.

“Then I thought about a team, and a school, and a town that’s gotta be hurtin' real bad. And I thought, hell, maybe I could help.”

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Anonymous said...

It was an inspiring movie in which Matthew McConaughey shows he can act. The story was very touchy knowing that it was a true story.

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