In 1925, a pro football player convinces a college player to play on the professional team in order to save the league. Starring John Krasinski, David de Vries, and Rick Forrester.
This is one of those films that’s enjoyable to watch. You don’t have to think too deeply about the theme or characters. However, what the film lacks is the spark that comes with sports films. It did an excellent job at showing the 1920s in all its glamour. The film takes on the slapstick comedy of the twenties while showcasing the beautiful style that is quintessential of the era. It’s a film about the start of pro football and the fame of the players. George Clooney showcases his usual debonair comedic style. Renée Zellweger isn’t always the best fit for her roles and she struggled with this one. Krasinski was still Jim Harper. So, while the actors were trying something new, the film was still able to entertain us enough to be worth a watch.