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Imagine having everything, being on top of the world, and it all comes crashing down in an instant.
But everything changed when the team finally loses a game. The team and its coaching staff are tested in every way imaginable, dealing with accusations from rival coaches of recruiting players
– a big no-no in high school football – to the untimely death of a player.
What the film does well is communicate a message of persevering through adversity, no matter what. De La Salle faced tremendous adversity and the players did not let the game itself determine who they were as young men. I would recommend anyone to see this film, especially if you are on a sports team or are a coach of a sports team. When the Game Stands Tall is not quite up there with my all time favorite sports films but it’s worth seeing nonetheless.
I Give It A: B+
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