Parents' Guide to

The Longshots

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Girl-powered sports film is predictable but sweet.

Movie PG 2008 94 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

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My 9 year old girl loved it and so did we.

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The film has shortcomings, but director Fred Durst has studied the feel-good formula enough to make audiences root for the home team, even if the result isn't a true touchdown.

Nearly every inspiring "first" in sports has already been turned into a movie. But even though there's no originality left in the genre, Palmer and Ice Cube are charming enough to lift LONGSHOTS slightly above the after-school special benchmark. Palmer, who nailed her breakthrough performance in Akeelah and the Bee, is older but still enchanting as the first female quarterback in Pop Warner history. She's a lovely young actress and deserves meatier roles than this fluffy football tale offers. Cube isn't as believable as a down-and-out borderline alcoholic, but once the football lessons start, he's much more at ease.

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