A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that's the case. A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals ... Written by
The story takes place in 1925. America entered World War I in April 1917 when Congress, at the request of Woodrow Wilson, declared war against Germany. The war ended with the Armistice in November 1918. Even if Carter had been a freshman when he joined the Army, he would have finished his studies by 1921 or 1922. In short, he wouldn't still be at Princeton in 1925. See more »
I thought that this movie captured the 1920's very well. It was a refreshing comedy that brought you back to a time in the past. Although I thought the transitions and story line moved a little slow, it was a nice and fun weekend movie.
I also loved how the music brought you back to the era of the film. George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, and John Krasinski's performances were exceptional and enjoyable to watch. It was great to see all three of these great performers together in the same film.
Overall, I thought that the movie was very enjoyable. Although I am not a football fan, this movie gave me a greater appreciation for this sport through this fun and light-hearted comedy.
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