Guys and Balls (2004)

Guys and Balls (2004) tmdb posterThis German soccer movie, Guys and Balls, is predictable but very cute. Ecki, a small-town goalkeeper and baker, is kicked off his semi-pro team for being gay. In defiance, he organizes an all-gay team to play against his former team in their home stadium, resulting in a nice strike against homophobia. The soccer is not authentic, but the player enthusiasm is. Maximilian Brückner, who plays Ecki the GK, looks quite a bit like San Jose Earthquakes’ Steven Lenhart when his hair is long.

Netflix has the DVD. In German with English sub-titles. The original title is Männer wie wir, which translates to something other than Guys and Balls, but I’m not sure what…

This is the first movie review I wrote, so someday I must watch the movie again, then come back and edit this post.

SoccerMovieMom Rating = 7


Release Date: 2004-10-07 (Germany)
Director: Sherry Hormann