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Film history dictates that when it comes to sports movies the quintessential story is that of an underdog team or athlete going through all kinds of adversities to finally learn a lesson or win a trophy. It can be about soccer (Shaolin Soccer), basketball (Space Jam) or baseball (Moneyball) and work from that same premise. Juan José Campanella's Foosball (original title: Metegol) is a new entry in the long list of sports movies about underdogs yet it's not always about soccer or foosball. For a third of its time, Foosball acts as an adventure movie with fantasy and a plot that places the hero (a young boy named Amadeo) trying to rescue his best friends from the hands of a powerful villain. If this sounds...

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