December DVDs: When the Game Stands Tall

*Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

I reviewed When the Game Stands Tall back in August of this year, and it was a great movie. I love films that are sports-related, and especially films that are based on a true story.

Here's the synopsis of the movie that I gave in my review:
Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) is in the midst of "The Streak" - 151 wins for De La Salle, over about a ten year period - until, at the start of the 2004 football season, he's suddenly not: the team loses their first game. The players and seniors, especially, are understandably upset, but Ladouceur is not: to him, it's more of making "a perfect effort" than winning every game. Two games later, the team starts winning again, and there's talk of another "streak" starting to take hold, which Ladouceur doesn't like; freshman and sophomores at the school are even starting to dream of the number the streak will be up to when they're juniors and seniors (33 games, at most). The coach must decide if he will stay at De La Salle - a job he's comfortable in and very good at - or take one of the many college football coaching positions that he has been offered.

Jim Caviezel plays Bob Ladouceur in the movie, and he's generally good in all his films - I especially liked him in Frequency, back in 2000, with Dennis Quaid. Laura Dern seems to be in EVERY movie this year - she was in The Fault in Our Stars, as Shailene Woodley's mother, and I just saw her in Wild as Reese Witherspoon's mother as well; she, too, does a great job in this movie. Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) also has a small part in the movie, as one of the football players.

The DVD and Blu-ray of When the Game Stands Tall isn't out until December 31st, but you can pre-order it now at Family Christian:

  • Click here for the DVD ($19.99) 
  • Or here for the Blu-ray combo pack ($24.99, and includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy)

You also will receive a free $10 savings pass if you pre-order the movie!

What I like about Family Christian, too, is their commitment to helping others. They are a completely nonprofit business, and you can read more about their efforts here.

Have you seen When The Game Stands Tall, or would you like to see it? What are some of your favorite sports movies?

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