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So many things wrong with ‘Personal Sergeant’ (2004)

Personal Sergeant (2004)

Personal Sergeant is neither a soccer story nor a movie for your kids. A crusty Korean War veteran Marine is forced to babysit his 11 year old granddaughter. They slowly bond while he trains her to play with the high school JV soccer team. In the end, she and her “pussy” father (as the Marine calls his son) both develop the gumption that the old man possesses.

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‘When Beckham Met Owen’ (2004) exploitative at best

When Beckham Met Owen (2004)

The filmmakers for this movie deceptively use the names of David Beckham and Michael Owen to attract attention. Because When Beckham Met Owen has no story of its own to draw viewers.

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‘Barras Bravas’ (2004) Chilean West Side Story in a car

Barras Bravas (2004)

Barras Bravas (originally titled Azul y Blanco) is a very low budget Chilean spin on West Side Story — but without music, soccer, or any entertainment value. Two rival gangs, who belong to different supporters groups (barras bravas), drive around looking for each other and their two star-crossed lovers so they can have knife fights and kill each other.

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‘Historias de Fútbol’ (1997) is like soccer Babel

Soccer Stories (1997)

Soccer Stories, or Historias de Fútbol, consists of 3 short stories set in Chile, but none of them are worth your time.