Thursday, October 3, 2013

"Season of a Lifetime" (DVD Review)


The inspiring story of head football coach, Jeremy Williams, who, terminally ill with ALS (commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) refuses to retire, deciding to coach for one last season. Rick Cohen's cameras follow him as his resilient Greenville Patriots high school team battles a tough Region 4 schedule in their quest for the Georgia State Championship. A father figure to his underprivileged players, Coach Williams is also a loving husband to his high school sweetheart and a loving father to two kids, one who is stricken with a debilitating disease. Family and faith are the driving inspirations that enable Coach Williams to strive toward the impossible, making it truly a Season of a Lifetime.

I received a review copy of this movie, at no cost to me, and watched it with my husband.  We were inspired by the mutual support between Coach Williams and his players as they advanced through the season.  They defeated teams with far more funding.  The players stood by their coach, even as his condition deteriorated.  This is a feel-good story, for sure.

The only change we would make is to show more of how Coach Williams and his family dealt with his worsening condition.  We did see some family footage, but this is primarily a football movie.

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1 comment :

  1. thanks for this... having a friends husband fighting ALS, I don't know how I would do watching this right now... but glad to know its out there (and can maybe help in spreading awareness more!)

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