“When the Game Stands Tall” can be described with one word: Inspiring! -- The Dove Foundation. This film received the Dove faith friendly seal for ages 12 and up.
The storyline of this film is based on real events regarding the dominant Catholic High School football program's response to adversity.It follows the coaches and football teams life, their values, their accomplishments, their relationships, and their heart. This film shows you how they lived their faith out.The Coach's Christian faith plays a role in how he reacts and deals with difficult situations,including the senseless violent death of a star player,the head coach's heart attack, and losing a football game after going undefeated for 151 straight games over 12 seasons from 1992 to 2004.They had broke just about every conceivable sports record in the process.The players and their renowned football coach Bob Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel) are forced to learn things the hard way in the game of football and also in the game of life.The movie includes very strong life lessons that we all can learn from.
I know my family are very big Sports Fans and I know they would enjoy this movie very much.If you are or know anyone that is a big Sports fan then you will definitely enjoy this film.From the action on the football field.The football footage is excellent,the acting is wonderful,One of the most inspiring Sports Films made and you will also be inspired by the story.The movie makes a great Christmas Gift for any sports fans or player on your Christmas list.I love it because it has a great message to it.This is a great family friendly drama to watch with the whole family and you will be entertained.