A new movie is getting released in theaters on Friday. When the Game Stands Tall is a sports drama film that is a movie adaptation of the 2003 book of the same name by Neil Hayes which was published by North Atlantic Books. The film is about the record-setting 151-game 1992-2003 high school football winning streak by De La Salle High School of Concord, California. When the streak is broken and tragedy strikes their community, the coach, Bob Ladouceur, must teach the team - and the entire town - that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up.
Watch the preview below to get an idea of what the movie is all about.
Just be watching the preview of the movie, you do get a sense of it being inspirational. I like it when I have the opportunity to watch inspirational sports related movie even though I am not into sports myself. But there is always little gems of wisdom that can be gleaned when you watch true stories coming on the big screen. All you need to do is to have your eyes and ears open when watching the movie.
The movie has a running time of 115 minutes and can be found at specific theaters. In Ottawa, the movie will be available at either Starcité in Gatineau or Silvercity in Gloucester.
I would like to challenge anyone reading this post –whether you enjoy watching sports or not – to go see the movie next week and share what you have thought of it.
Disclaimer: This post has been written because I have received free tickets to see the movie from Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.