The greatest sports documentary, bar none
Whereas the Oscar winner from a couple years back, "Undefeated," focused primarily on the efforts of the coach, this documentary is laboriously devoted to uncovering the lives of two young adult black males eyeing for a dream to play in the NBA. Tracking their entire high school career as basketball players, sons, partners, students, teenagers, "Hoop Dreams" allows you to peek behind the curtain of urban life in a way I found utterly fascinating. Kids will be detracted by the nearly three hour running time, but it's a worthwhile investment, as you see Arthur and William come of age along with their families. It's an achievement that doubtfully will go matched. For your children, who should see this as they're coming of age themselves, it provides a great message to never give up on your dreams, even if you have to pick yourselves up sometimes.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much swearing