Saturday, October 14, 2006

Looking for a Great Little Movie?

The Burbank Public Library has a monthly film series, Le Petit Cinema --Little Films with Big Hearts, and October's feature certainly does fit the bill.

The Miracle Match (released theatrically as The Game of Their Lives) tells the true story of the 1950 US soccer team who beat England 1-0 in the World Cup Matches. Even someone as sports-challenged as I am can get involved with this inspirational story of how a rag-tag group of WWII vets can pull together -- and win against one of the top soccer teams in the world. The film stars Gerard Butler, Wes Bently, Patrick Stewart, and John Rhys-Davies.

A solid piece of filmmaking, its truly a shame the movie didn't reach a wider audience. The Miracle Match is not just a sports story, it's a slice of mid-20th century Americana. Watch for it! Coming soon to the library's shelf.

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