This movie was a great springboard for a discussion about racism with my 7 year old, although I would not have wanted him to watch it without being present to help him understand it. The racism puzzled him; I'm not sure he truly grasps it yet. He enjoyed the game scenes and I secretly went, "Yes!" a few times myself, even though I don't particularly care for basketball. Yeah, we knew how it would end, but we enjoyed the ride, and it made an excellent point in a way that holds kids' attention.