Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Express

The Express is the story of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis. A gifted football player who's life and career were far too short. Not only does the film do a good job capturing the talent and drive of the athlete, but reminds us of that ugly side of racist America that is so shameful. The drama unfolds both on the field, and off as a young man works with his team and coaches, to succeed with dignity. A strong sports history film, I liked this one.


2 Dollar Productions said...

I figured Dennis Quaid was pretty good in this film.

And I read the Oscar post (and agree it's definitely not end-all, be-all of films), but that's impressive that you've knocked out 22 of 26 of them. Nice work.

I saw 'The Wrestler' again this weekend (really, really enjoyed that movie) and also 'Revolutionary Road' (review up, was underimpressed).

Linda said...

2D~Dennis Quaid was very good in The Express. I could see the Wrestler again, such a good movie.