Raise your hand if you’ve seen this type of movie before:
- Sports team/player needs help.
- They have “one shot to win”.
- Coach comes in and helps team/player overcome extraordinary circumstances.
- Team/player finds success.
There are plenty of films that explore this particular archetype: We Are Marshall. Field of Dreams. Remember the Titans. Bend it Like Beckham.
Believe’s plot line may follow this pattern, but how soccer movies are out there? Can you count them with two hands? How many of those are based on a true story?
This movie is a great, family-friendly film that tells the story of Georgie, an 11-year-old footballer in the ’80s who wants to win the Manchester Junior Cup.
With a talented cast including Brian Cox (Capt. O’Hagan in Super Troopers), you know this film is going to have some great lines.