READY TO RUN (2000)

   

A girl’s dream to become a jockey seems to get closer when she buys and unwanted, losing racehorse. Her mother is against the idea of her daughter being a jockey since her husband died doing the same thing. So the girl works with a trainer and another rider to make the horse into the champion she knows he is. Oh, and did I mention this girl can also talk to horses and hears them talk back? Yeah, it is kinda crazy and boring and cheesy, but overall not one of the worst DCOM’s we have seen, but not one you definitely need to see.

  

HERBIE FULLY LOADED (2005)

   

In this reboot of the classic Herbie movies of the 60s, Lindsay Lohan plays Maggie, a girl whose dream is to be a Nascar driver. Of course, her father will not allow this. It seems like Maggie may be done with her dream after she had a bad crash years ago. But once she meets Herbie and discovers the car can race, Maggie is thrown back into the racing world and discovers she still has racing in her blood.  The movie isn’t a total bust. It turned out a little better than I thought, but overall, meh.

  

MILLION DOLLAR ARM (2014)

   

The story of this movie is actually pretty interesting. Based off of a true story, JB, a sports agent travels to India to find some cricket athletes to bring back to America to become baseball players. This is done in the hopes of turning the market of the cricket fans in India to also become fans of American baseball. Another one of those movies that we are glad we have seen once but don’t really need to watch it again, but could. Young kids may get bored. But, if you are into baseball, you will really like the movie. If you aren’t, like us, it is a good story anyway.

  

THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED (2005)

   

In a time where golf was considered a sport only for gentlemen, Francis Ouimet, a poor lower class boy, fights to be able to become a championship golfer and compete in the U.S. Open. Based off of a true story, the movie held it’s own and was pretty good. We were entertained and loved the attitude of Francis’s little caddy boy. While it isn’t one that we feel everyone must see, it is one that we think you might enjoy seeing if you haven’t already even if you don’t like golf or watching golf.

  

AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER (1998)

   

The first of many many sequels to Air Bud, this movie is about the same young boy as the first movie and his dog. This time taking on football instead of basketball. And instead of a clown who wants Air Bud for himself, we have a couple of Russian circus owners trying to kidnap Buddy. They are pretty much the slapstick comedy relief that kids like. You know, believing that a dog is on a basketball team is crazy enough, but that was far more believable than people letting a dog join a kids football team. Of course, Buddy will help them win, dogs can run faster and no one is going to full on tackle a dog. How is this fair? Well, the dog is still cute.

  

ENDURANCE (1999)

   

This movie is a biography of an Ethiopian man who won the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. It starts out with him briefly introducing us to his childhood and where he grew up. Then we watch the story of his childhood and how he got into running and eventually made it to the Olympics. The story is about exactly what the title says, endurance, in all different forms. It is definitely a motivating movie and makes us feel very blessed for what we have and where we live.

COOL RUNNINGS (1993)

   
Based off the true events of Jamaica’s first bobsled team in the 1988 Winter Olympics, this movie will make you laugh as it is just plain hilarious and fun. I promise, if you haven’t seen this movie, you will love it. I don’t see how you couldn’t. It’s a movie about determination, pride in your country, in who you are and friendship. Come on, mon, watch it!

ANGELS IN THE INFIELD (2000)

   

No no no no no. This movie is just a big old no. Just everything about it was awful. The acting, the story, the characters, the production. You could see the seams on the fake grass on the baseball field! The actor who plays Kronk in Emperor’s New Groove, who we love as Kronk, plays the lead in this movie and it just doesn’t work for us. Sorry Kronk, but we wouldn’t wish this movie on out worst enemy.

ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD (1994)

   

We both remember loving this film when we were kids. I always thought it was funny. Plus I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cute. It’s a story of a boy who prays that the Los Angeles Angels will win the pennant because his dad said they will be a family again if they do. Angels are then sent to help the baseball team get to the championship. It is a fun story and a good movie. We recommend you see it if you haven’t already.

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GOTTA KICK IT UP! (2002)

   

We love America Ferrera and were excited to check out this movie. For years I thought it was a soccer movie based off the title but came to find out it is about dance. Not soccer at all. While the overall story was interesting and entertaining, we never felt that the dance team actually became a team. The lead girl, who at first, was in it only for her own selfish reason, was supposed to eventually forget all that and just bring the team together, but she never really did. We felt like she was always just in it for herself. First to get out of detention and then to get herself into a fancy performance school. As for the coach, we never fully connected with her either. She always kept her distance and while she did open up to our lead girl, we never saw her open up to the rest of the team. And how come when the coach went to an interview for another job, all hell breaks loose about her abandoning the team, but when little miss lead girl wants to go to another school, that is just fine? Stop being selfish, lead girl. Aside from all that, though, it was a decent DCOM and we would watch it again.

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