The messages are positive in this film and the coach depicted has a wonderful leadership philosophy, but I just about fell asleep during the first half of the film. Other than Chiklis, the performances are drab and predictable. Laura Dern is completely wasted in the "wife" role. I also thought the film was lit very poorly, with the exception of the gridiron scenes. I love sports movies, especially football movies, but this was a huge disappointment. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was for the football sequences.