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Hometown Legend (2002)

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A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.

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A teenage drifter finds an opportunity to turn his life around when he joins a high-school football program with a hard-nosed coach.

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Coach learns to pray after loosing son

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Rated PG for language and sports violence | See all certifications »
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Don't waste your time.
26 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My family and I watched this film and came away extremely disappointed and frustrated. We were excited and optimistic upon learning that Jerry Jenkins directed it, but afterwards felt that we'd been lied to and betrayed. This film does NOT embrace godly Christian values. It's references to God and Christianity are flippant, fake, and disrespectful. The leadership examples are TERRIBLE. They would be disappointing even if they weren't presented as "Christian". Such examples and behavior is unacceptable and inappropriate, especially in adult leadership. Oh, and it's not completely family friendly, there was some decidedly inappropriate and unnecessary content in there. Oh and another thing...the football was terrible. Those that compared it to Remember the Titans need to watch Remember the Titans again. The football and acting are way better, the leadership examples are far more edifying, and the theme is far more deserving of your time. This is not an accurate or good representation of true Christianity. Shame on you, Mr. Jenkins, for not having the guts to take a strong and unashamed stand on what you claim to believe in. We expected better from you. That is not the God I worship, the kind of leaders I would respect, or the kind of movie I will watch again. If you're looking for a good movie that has strong Christian values, good leadership, and is thoroughly edifying for the ENTIRE family, I encourage you to rent the movie Facing the Giants. Don't waste your time on this.


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