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My All-American (2015)

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Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.

Director:

Angelo Pizzo

Writers:

Angelo Pizzo, Jim Dent (book)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Coach Royal
Finn Wittrock ... Freddie Steinmark
Rett Terrell ... Bobby Mitchell
Michael Reilly Burke ... Fred Steinmark
Robin Tunney ... Gloria Steinmark
Sarah Bolger ... Linda Wheeler
Juston Street ... James Street
Donny Boaz ... Bill Bradley
Jordan Shipley Jordan Shipley ... Cotton Speyrer (as Jordan Spears Shipley)
Alex MacNicoll ... Mike Campbell
Richard Kohnke ... Tom Campbell
Eddie Davenport ... Randy Peschel
Austin Willis ... Steve Worster
Luke Poehlmann Luke Poehlmann ... Bob McKay
Brent Anderson ... Coach Campbell
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Storyline

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Although he is deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard. Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed--by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart, Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule. The boys' camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to improve upon their mediocre record. But just when they're reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest ...

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Hope never quits.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My All American See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,365,000, 15 November 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,246,000, 29 November 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Longhorns quarterback James Street is portrayed by his son Juston Street. See more »

Goofs

In the Arkansas game, Texas scores a TD to make the score 14-6. When Texas decides to go for 2, the announcer erroneously says this is dangerous, as a miss would make it a '2 possession game'. At 14-6, following a failed 2 point conversion, it is still a 1 possession game. See more »

Soundtracks

Arkansas Razorbacks Fight Song Medley
Arranged by Chal Ragsdale, Eldon Janzen and Joel Leach
Performed by The Razorback Marching Band
Courtesy of Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
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Average at best.
10 November 2015 | by almightyminimanSee all my reviews

My All American is a quick paced movie with a story that doesn't quite connect. I want to like it, but it doesn't let me.

Acting was nothing great. Very average across the cast. The story was decent, though it didn't feel genuine enough. The biggest problem for me was that I never could connect with the characters very well. Freddy was not relatable, he seemingly had no flaws most of the movie besides his stubbornness. He was not fleshed out in the slightest. He also seemed to be unstoppable the entire movie. Even when he deals with the conflict he seems hardly fazed... Maybe that was the point of his character, but I couldn't enjoy it.

The music was overwhelming. It was constant across the film, and it basically all sounded the same too. Nothing memorable, it started to annoy me after a while. It felt like it was desperately trying to add emotion to the film that the film itself couldn't do.

This may be nitpicky, but a lot of the character interactions were straight up weird. This one character goes crazy licking his lips. I was constantly laughing because I was feeling emotional, sexual tension between the male characters with so many of their interactions. I don't think the director was going for this, but that's how it was coming off to me.

Overall the movie wasn't terrible, but it was pretty disappointing. I'd give it a 5/10.


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