Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Movie Review: ****Woodlawn (2015)

This is football movies at their finest; especially if the goal is building men.  This movie tells the true story of Tony Nathan (Caleb Castille) and his experience playing football as an African American at a White school in the days of desegregation.  He encounters subtle racism, and blatant hate a racism as a result.  However he has a gift, and that is his football.  He doesn't get the opportunity the first few games, but when he does he makes the most of it, and quickly replaces the tail back and becomes a star.  He even leads the team to a lopsided victory over an undefeated team.  However there is always that last hurdle to climb.  This movie is also about those people who help him along the way.  The Christian youth chaplain, (Sean Astin) his coach (Tandy Gerelds) and coach Bear Bryant (John Voight).
This movie had me in the came and was very entertaining.

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