‘Friday Night Lights’ takes a gritty look at high school football

[rating=2]Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw
Director(s): Peter Berg
Writer(s): Screenplay by David Aaron Cohen and Peter Berg; Based upon a book by H. G. Bissinger

Billy Bob Thornton coaches high school football in 'Friday Night Lights'
Billy Bob Thornton coaches high school football in ‘Friday Night Lights’

After watching this DVD, I thought perhaps I wasn’t the right person to review this film. That maybe I should have found someone who is obsessively into football like the characters of the film, because to be quite honest I just didn’t get it.

To put it simply, this movie represented everythingI hate about sports. The obsessiveness, the arrogance, the win-win-win mentality. And what amazed me most about Friday Night Lights is that it appeared to celebrate those attitudes, instead of perhaps offering some commentary on the destructiveness of it.

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