A basic film, designed to be inspirational and uplifting, and well... you can't say it doesn't succeed at just that. You mostly know how the general story line will pan out, but there are a few pleasant surprises throughout. It will make you feel good, and makes Rudy a character to like and relate to, and it is truly astonishing to see how determined an underdog can be. It also manages to throw in some great performances and excellent direction. This is a movie to make you feel good, to pull on the heartstrings and just give you a reminder that dreams aren't always too hard to fulfill.