Personal Sergeant (2004)

‘Personal Sergeant’ (2004) is so wrong



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.

There are so many things wrong with this movie, but it’s not worth spending more than a paragraph on it. The characters are all unsympathetic. The production values are horrible; was it shot on a VHS camera? The only point of the soccer scenes is to show U14G teammates and opponents tripping and pushing the little girl on the pitch. But not one person in this movie knows how to play.

1 Soccer Movie Mom Rating = 1