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Home Team

Published April 16, 2022

Home Team

Film info

  • Title Home Team
  • Directors Charles Kinnane, Daniel Kinnane
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 35m
  • Genres Comedy, Family
  • Tagline Life doesn't have a playbook

Suspended NFL coach Sean Payton hopes to reconnect with his son by coaching his hapless youth football team in this family comedy based on a true story.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:29 I feel like one of the best things about being a coach is being called coach all the time.
6:39 I love it when those 1-2-3-Team hand things doesn’t work.
9:40 “Don’t be awkward, I’m just happy Beth’s found someone to snuggie with.”
16:22 Green tea + banana leaves does not make ice cream in any sense.
21:01 First touchdown of the season, jeez they ARE bad.
31:26 Great drills, love a little montage as always.
35:03 “He doesn’t like contact.” “Does he know he’s playing football?”
44:09 “If you’re taking responsibility, why are you appealing?” Kids, man, so insightful.
53:09 When fake eyelashes go wrong!
1:01:59 Boo the lanterns. “So I’ll set the world on fire,” he sings. Quite literally.
1:02:54 SEEE??
1:05:59 They surely can’t play on that pitch… it must be pure vomit at this point.
1:15:55 The variety of sizes in 12-year-old kids is quite amazing.
1:21:19 “Last game of the season, everybody plays.”

Thoughts

This isn’t a particularly ground-breaking movie, the story of a coach down on his luck that reluctantly takes over a kid’s team and makes them believe in themselves, etc, etc. The only difference being this was based on a true story after Coach Peyton was suspended from the NFL (I actually would have liked to know more about all that business, but I guess that’s not what the film was about).

It’s a feel-good movie, though, executed well. A few elements of it I could have done without - the fire hazard lanterns, the vomit field to name but two - but overall I enjoyed it. The kids were great, and bounced off each other well, sometimes literally. Fun but ultimately forgettable.

Rating: 3 / 5

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