Review: Champions ‘A Truly Lovely Story’

By Gary

A new contender has entered the ring in the pantheon of sporting films.

Champions is about “a former minor-league basketball coach is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.”

This heartfelt and feel-good movie reminds me of other sports movies like: White Men Can’t Jump, Dodgeball, Eddie the Eagle and Cool Runnings.

Woody Harrelson is charming as ever in this.

The team learns to play to play together as a team overcoming the prejudices and pre-conceptions of people with disabilities.

Champions is a sweet film with a unique ending, no spoilers here as always but it left you with a really warm feeling and faith in humankind.

It’s a human story of triumph over adversity but also a story of people realising what’s in their soul and what really is success, success comes in many forms.

The film really warms your heart and the individual characters and styles the actors portray really draws you in. It’s a truly lovely story and its directed by one half of the Farrelly brother (Bobby) so the humour is there too.

My Rating: 8/10