Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Movie Review

Movie Review #9
We Are Marshall
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox
Rated: PG for emotional thematic material, a crash scene, and mild language
Type of Movie: Drama, Sport, based on True Story
Description: The story covers the events of 1970-71 in rural Huntington, West Virginia, home of Marshall University. On the fateful night of November 14, 1970, nearly the entire Marshall football program was wiped out in a plane crash that devastated the fans, the families, the University, and the town. The calamity left just 3 veteran players and 1 assistant coach, who by God’s sovereign design, were not on the flight that night.
After 75 funerals, the weary college town can’t cope with the thought of continuing the MU football program. But the remaining players, led by a well-acted team co-captain Nate Ruffin, insist that Marshall football must continue to honor the victims. Finding coaches and players proves very difficult, and leads to the hiring of a most unlikely coach named Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey). Lengyel is from small town Ohio, and has no ties to Marshall whatsoever. Jack’s personality is magnetic, if a little eccentric, and watching him pull things together is nothing short of fascinating and positively awe inspiring.

OK for Kids? Well, I let my 12 year old watch this, but if I had of know how much bad language was in here, I may have rethought it. It was the sh*t word or the da*n word like 10 times or so. Yes, it's a great story, it's inspirational, and no sex. But I don't like my 12 year old hearing swear words thrown in with regularity (even mild swear words), thinking it is ok to use in normal conversation. The Christian Reviewer here suggests it for teens. Put it this way, if my son had a friend over, I would not let them both watch it.
Opinion: I really enjoyed this movie. The story was well written, it really delt with the many emotions of the situation. I would suggest this movie to people 16 or older.
Rating (out of 5)


LoveMyStarr said...

I watched it this weekend and really liked it. I didn't notice the language as much except for a couple of times, but I wasn't watching it with anyone else. I thoguht it was a great story that I cried through.

Overwhelmed! said...

This sounds like a pretty good movie. I'll have to put this on our Netflix list. Thanks for sharing!

Hey, I wanted to let you know that I've got some free books up for grabs as part of my October Pay It Forward Book Exchange. Stop by if you're interested in a chance to win. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. I am hoping to see this soon!

Paige said...

sounds like a good movie. Love Matthew McConaughey and Mathew Fox is Jack from Lost, right? Hunky.

Anonymous said...

Lol. I'm sorry I really had to laugh. You don't allow your 12 year old to even hear the word damn? You have to be kidding me. Very sorry, but in 6years time the world is going to eat him alive.