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Friday Night Lights
Hope comes alive on Friday nights.
Gary Gaines, the coach of a local football team in small-town Odessa, Texas, propels his squad to the state championships. But the path to glory is paved with racial and economic strife, and the coach must help his players navigate through the maze so they can play like winners.
Well this was a piece of trash. I didn't care about a single aspect of the movie, not the characters, not the story, and especially not any of the football games. I hated the digital look of the movie, as the look does nothing to support the 80s setting. The look of the movie, coupled with the lack of 80s style football equipment made the games look like any game from any other football film. I'm done thinking about this meaningless flick, but I will let you know that the film ends with one of the graduating players throwing a football to a group of young kids. It doesn't get much more heavy handed than that.
Κάθε φορά πωρώνομαι ακόμη περισσότερο. #superbowlday
Surprisingly captures the spirit of the book more than any film of recent memory. Unfortunately, there is just too much story to tell that a movie can’t do it justice and therefore feels incomplete. The film ends up working as almost a “supplemental feature” to Buzz Bissinger’s fantastic book but not a full adaptation. Still, Berg has a way of capturing the emotion behind the town and the players and what it means to be young as well as what it means to wish for those years back. As a narrative feature it kind of misses the mark but as a conceptual portrayal of football and life in West Texas it is pretty moving.
In Friday Night Lights, a small town high school American football team by the name of the Permian Panthers is pressured by their family, community, and peers to win the state championship. The road to win this coveted title is difficult. Dreams are destroyed, and the team must overcome unexpected setbacks, losses, and personal problems if they want to have a shot at obtaining one of those precious rings. During the season the players and the coach learn much about their selves, and they come to understand how (un)important this really is for them.
The formula of Friday Night Lights is seen before in countless other sports movies. However, this movie hides it well behind the production values and overall…
Really enjoyed this. Great story and solidly put together. Had a wee watch of the extras on the disc that has interviews with all the real guys from the team which added to the whole thing.
Haven't seen this one in a while. While i'm not a fan of football, I do appreciate it and respect it with that said I love football movies and this one is still one of the best of it's genre. Top 3 with Remember the Titans being my favorite followed by this and Rudy.
A rare example of a film that doesn't have one singular protagonists but arguably would be better if it did. It needs a stronger through line but overall makes for an emotional thrill-ride and I don't care for football in the slightest.
H.G. Bissinger's Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite books of all time. I need to see more of Peter Berg's excellent TV series at some point. In the meantime, there's his 2004 film adaptation of the book; it loses a lot of the book's detail and sidelines many of the race and gender issues that Bissinger took the time to thoughtfully eviscerate, and it simply does not have the time to explore its town and team beyond a few players and the coach the way the later series would. Complicated people are simplified and given big moments rather than lives. But Berg nails the atmosphere. Time and space were shaped around high school football in Odessa, Texas during…
In my opinion the best football movie ever and not just a fantastic sports movie but an underrated movie as a whole.
If I knew a lot about football… Well, since I don’t… just couldn’t get into it as much. Too bad. I guess I should watch that TV show with the same title to appreciate it more.
This isn't a bad flick, but the benefits of the extra breathing room of a television series are obvious.
Love the TV show but this is just about football. Why would I watch this instead of the actual sport?
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