I also hope that I am occasionally involved in projects that touch other people in ways that make their lives a little better, more interesting for the moment that makes them think.
Life certainly has its challenges. I keep hearing about different people who are hurting or are struggling with the trials of life. So, I love when a good story—especially a true story—encourages my heart. If you’re snowed in this weekend and maybe a little depressed because it’s the end of February and there’s still snow on the ground, I suggest you pop some popcorn, start a fire in the fireplace (well, I switch mine on), grab a cozy throw, and find a comfy spot to sit as I have a movie that will not only warm your heart but will inspire you to want to make a difference in the lives of others. Last fall TriStar Pictures released When the Game Stands Tall. The movie is inspired by the extraordinary true story of the De La Salle High School football team and their record-setting 151 game winning streak. When the Game Stands Tall stands much taller than most of the run of the mill sports movies as this film has a solid cast and a good director.
Sports’ enthusiasts won’t be disappointed as When The Game Stands Tall is laced with many exciting grid iron moments. But what really makes this movie stand out as something extra special is it’s a true-to-life drama that tells the story of a most remarkable and successful coach who would rather see his students mature in character and personal integrity than win football games. When the press asked Coach Ladouceur (played by Jim Caviezel) what his secret is for winning, he commented, “Winning a lot of football games is doable. Teaching kids there’s more to life, that’s hard.” Laura Dern does an excellent at playing the role of Bev, Coach Ladouceur’s wife, and Michael Chiklis also does a most memorable job in playing Coach Ladouceur’s assistant coach, Terry Eidson.
Would love your thoughts on the movie. Enjoy!
Trivia: Question: Jim Caviezel played the lead role in which top grossing R-rated film of all time? What did the film gross?
Answer: The Passion of the Christ; $611.9 million