‘Playing for Keeps’ (2012) a muddled $35M mess

In Playing for Keeps, a retired and penniless Scottish soccer star (Gerard Butler) moves to a small town to reunite with his 9 year old son and soon-to-be-remarried ex-wife (Jessica Biel). He ends up coaching his son’s team on the way to becoming a responsible adult male and finding a new career as a sportscaster.


‘The Game of Their Lives’ (2005) in a historic USMNT win

Maybe like me, you fell asleep during The Game of Their Lives (retitled The Miracle Match on DVD) when it played on the big screen in Apr-2005. Although directed and written by the same guys who did Hoosiers, the pace is very slow in this telling of the USA victory over England at World Cup 1950.