I looked at the director of this film, and I really didn't think Fred Durst, one time front man of Limp Bizkit, could have pulled off a family drama. But pulled it off he did, albeit making a relatively plain film which is based on a true person, a certain Ms Jasmine Plummer, played by Keke Palmer (of Akeelah and the Bee fame), an outcast of her school, whose natural gift for American football sparked a whole new inspiration for her sleepy town. But to realize her potential, she gotta be chummy with her uncle Curtis (Ice Cube) who imparts to her the basic knowledge of the game, as well as to hone her skills as a mean quarterback.
The chemistry between the two leads obviously worked, but if you've watched one too many "true life" American football movies, then this one might just pale in comparison, although it does have some pretty exciting set action sequences from the various match games to keep you entertained.
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