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Many messages highlight the values of sportsmanship, the importance of teamwork, and the value of experience. Inspiring stories of players overcoming injuries, changing the lives of their families, and being given second chances. Emphasizes the importance of fundamentals and practice to becoming an expert. Focus on winning is expected in sports, but it is overemphasized.
Positive Role Models
Soccer players demonstrate resilience and strong sense of responsibility towards the club and fans. They show commitment and discipline by trusting the process of training and persevering. Men treat each other with respect and kindness and are not afraid to show vulnerability. Despite immense pressure, players try to keep things light and positive. In one instance, they reminisce about negative past experiences like cheating at a game of marbles and insulting adversaries on the field. Players play mild pranks on each other, like splashing water.
Team players and most of the people on screen are white. Most people working at Boca are men; it is rare to glance a female on the crew. The only woman in a leadership position is the nutritionist.
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Violence & Scariness
Some expected physical struggle during soccer disputes on the field. During training, coaches put pressure on the players, who feel disappointed and downcast. As part of an initiation process similar to hazing, two new players have patches of their heads shaved, but we don't see the action, only the results.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief images of women in bikinis during beach celebration. One of the players walks into another hotel room and comments on their shirtless bodies.
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Products & Purchases
There are many soccer sponsors that appear on players' garments, such as BBVA, Huawei, Gatorade and Nike. Quilmes sponsors their stadium. Boca Juniors' colors and products are abound. Players play FIFA video game on PlayStation. Other brands are quickly shown during game transmissions such as Pepsi, DirectTV, Chevrolet, Athix, TNT Sports, and more.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Brief moments of men holding beer cans during beach celebration. Character jokingly says he is adding Tequila to his post-workout drink -- no alcohol is shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Boca Juniors Confidential is a documentary about the Argentinian soccer team's journey through the country's Superliga. It shows the month of preparation for the game, revealing the challenges and hard work within the world of sports. It highlights the pressure soccer players face internally and externally and their determination to comply with them. The sense of competition is only external, as players are seen congregating and supporting each other. On one occasion, two new players have their heads partly shaved in a hazing-like prank. One player jokes about making a post-workout shake with tequila, but no alcohol is shown. Scenes of fans celebrating include men holding beer cans and women in bikinis. The docuseries shines in spotlighting the supporting roles of the technical crew, like transporting materials, caring for the field, personal trainers and marketing professionals.
Is It Any Good?
This slow-paced docuseries offers a distinctive take on soccer, welcoming any sports enthusiast to dive into the world of the Argentinian team and empathize with Boca's pursuit of another championship. While it's enjoyable even if you are not a soccer fan, Boca Juniors Confidential assume some familiarity with the team's story and its players -- making it a bit more challenging for newcomers. However, the show is about more than just the game. It is honest about the pressure players face, talking about the sacrifices they make and how they work hard to win. A side of soccer kids aren't used to seeing on screen. Expanding beyond players to include technical crew and the importance of fans, it could be inspiring for kids who dream of following in their footsteps.
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