- 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.
|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.|
|1:05:59||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.”|
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