When the coach (Greg Kinnear
) of the beloved hometown football team hosts an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time -- no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.
Certainly no one like Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg
), a down-on-his-luck 30-year-old teacher and part-time bartender who never even played college football. But against these odds, Papale makes the team and lives every fan’s fantasy -- moving from his cheap seats in the stands to standing on the field as a professional football player.
Inspired by a true story.
Rarely do we get movies that pleasantly surprise you these days. Most are predictable and many are a repeat of something you have already seen many times. This movie is different. Seldom predictable, and very entertaining by all actors who take part in it. A must see, and one of very fiew that would be worth purchasing!
Good storyline and great acting by Mark Wahlberg, but it was kind of boring. Sorry... 3.5 stars
I thought it was super and even better than what I expected because of the movie critics. A movie I can add to the ones I would buy so I can watch it again.