Football Doc "Undefeated" Rivals Any Inspirational Sports Flick

You’ll feel like you have seen Undefeated before, even if you haven’t. Newly released on Blu-ray, the 2011 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature follows a downtrodden Memphis high school football team, the Manassas Lions, in a seemingly impossible quest to turn years of devastating losses into a surprisingly winning season. Their struggle to do so requires a lot of hard work both on the field and off, instigated by the words and actions of inspiring volunteer coach Bill Courtney.

Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and Tj Martin utilize music, title cards and visuals to perfectly accentuate the natural arc of the story and bring out the most moving moments. It helps that Courtney is a wonderful protagonist who truly cares about the students on his team; watching him coach these kids both at football and at life will bring a smile to your face and possibly even a tear to your eye.
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