Coach Carter Reviews
The film is called Coach Carter and it was made in 2005. The main character is Samuel L. Jackson who plays Coach Carter. It takes place in Richmond, California. He returns to his former high school to coach a bunch of bad kids from the hood. This is one of my favorite movies because I can relate to it a lot. Coach carter makes a very strict program for the kids to follow and he has a lot of bumps in the road with the players and school administration. He ends up turning the program around and leads them to a state championship. I was very pleased about how the movie went and it always kept you on edge.
It all starts out with him applying and getting the coaching job at the school. He begins to realize what he got himself into as most of the kids come from broken homes and are involved with gangs. As soon as he meets the kids he lays out this rules and already a couple kids from the team quit. He has strict standards to help him turn the loosing team around. He wants them to go to class and be respectful. If no they will have to run and do pushups. The kids don't like school and don't like his rules. He even decides to lock the gym up so they can't practice, but this leads into problems. More people quit the team and don't like him. As the fil goes on and on the players starts listening to him more and buying in to what he is preaching to them. There is still problems but not as much and the team starts winning and winning more games until the ultimate goal of winning a state championship. Will it happen or will everything fall apart.
My experience with this film was mixed apart of I wanted to see the kids change and succeed and the other part of me didn't see the kids going nowhere. Some of the things that stick out to me was when he was about to get fired and all of his work was for nothing. Some of my strongest impressions were when the kids that quit the team and decided to come back and did all the runs and pushups the coach asked them to do.
The characters in this film were very realistic and have good attributes that varied from one to another. They all were different and reacted to things different just like people in real life. I felt like I was in it with them all and I wanted to see them do well and didn't want to see anything bad happen to them. Out of all the movies I have watched this one has to be one of the best acting ones I have watched yet. Each character plays their role perfect and keeps you engaged. There wasn't much technical aspects in the film that were challenging but the ones that had were thought of very well and executed perfect. There was many characters to make this film up. So there wasn't much sounds tracks involved and if there were some they really didn't catch my attention much. The story about how it all started and how everything turned out was worth the watch and it was what made it a great film.
To end, I recommend this film to almost anyone you don't even have to like basketball to watch it. Just throw one man changes so many young kid's life's is worth the watch and gives them an opportunity to succeed and you can watch the kids turn into men through the film. This is all why I picked this film and it is one if my favorite films to watch. It is put together perfect and the outcome is worth it to the end because it surprises most of the viewers because at the beginning they never predicted to see the outcome like it is based on the kids.
Such an amazing, inspiring and beautiful plot, backed up with extraordinary actors who bring the story to life.
100% recommend you all to watch it!!
Saw this on 7/2/16
Samuel L Jackson's effective performance and caring character makes this sports movie a lot more enjoyable thanks to the underlying message. However, the film can't stop itself from being too far drawn into the feel good path due to it's untimely motivational speeches in the end.