Woodlawn (2015): Football and Jesus go well together.

What is it about?

In 1970’s, schools in southern part of the US finally started integrating African-Americans with white folk. Neither of them liked it. Woodlawn High School was no different. The only thing strong enough was football and good old Jesus. But mostly football.

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

I think you should. They should learn from the youngest age possible to accept people of different color and beliefs. Except Scientologists, Jehova’s witnesses, and some other nutjobs. We got to draw the line somewhere.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

It’s not exactly a date movie.

  • Who should watch it?

People who like football, Jesus, and the fact that that we are all equal. Oh, and people who want to see Sean Astin in something other than “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

 What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

No. This movie is not trying to be funny. And it succeeds.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

No. The movie is easy to follow.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

If you want people to accept you, you have to be good at football.

  • Is it based on something?

It’s based on a true story. True story.

It’s a decent movie, but hardly a classic.

Similar movies like “Woodlawn”?

Remember the Titans, Coach Carter.

Judgment time!

It’s a very good sports drama that offers so much more than a mere… sports drama. I am not a believer, but I have to say that “Woodlawn” is truly inspirational and shows what can be achieved when there are unity and will to change things.  I give this movie 8/10.


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