Undefeated DVD Review
Release Date: February 19, 2013
When you watch a movie with a very heartfelt plot, a lot of times people feel for the characters. They can relate to the struggles and the hardships that these “people” are going through. Now picture these same emotions, but with real people. Undefeated, an Academy Award winning documentary, was filmed in Memphis, Tennessee and follows the football season of the Manassas Tigers. Undefeated is a documentary about the struggles and trials of a High School football team and their volunteer coach.
I am a huge football fan, so I was very excited to review this DVD. If you love football, like me, and have a soft spot for heartfelt, feel good stories, then this is a film for you. Undefeated is a story with a big heart and an unrelenting soul. We are brought into the lives of three main boys on the High School football team, and their Coach Bill Courtney, who is a man with a mission both on and off the field. Undefeated guides us through the hardships of the lives of inner city kids, and the level of poverty that they live in. This documentary is a big eye opener, filmed with brutal honesty about the kind of life these kids have lived in their short time on earth.
My husband and I were thrown right into this story and loved it. We cheered when they won, we were upset when the bad happened, but most of all, we sat back after it was over and wondered “Where are they now?” This film has stuck with me, and makes me want to be a better person.
Above all, this is a feel good film, but the best part, is the fact that this is a true story. Nothing scripted, nothing pre-planned. So grab a box of Kleenex and warm up your best cheering voice, cause this is real life in it’s truest form.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.