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Friday Night Lights (movie)

5 Ratings: 2.6
A movie directed by Peter Berg

Friday Night Lights is the 2004 drama film that documents the coach and players of a high school football team and the Texas city of Odessa that supports and is obsessed with them. The book on which it was based, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, … see full wiki

Director: Peter Berg
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release Date: October 8, 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about Friday Night Lights (movie)
review by . September 08, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Based upon the best-selling nonfiction book of the same name, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is the story about Odessa, Texas's high school's bid for a state football championship in the fall of 1988. The movie follows the lives of key members of the team as they begin their summer training through their season that comes to a dramatic conclusion at the Astrodome. Odessa is a small town and doesn't offer many future prospects for the students who live there. Most of them come from troubled backgrounds, for …
review by . February 01, 2005
The overall message of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, that the most important drive in a person's life is to be 'perfect' - meaning true to one's self, always doing the best you can, being able to look your loved ones in the eye knowing you have done your best - is worth saying repeatedly. When it comes from the mouth of Billy Bob Thornton playing the coach of a West Texas high school football team, it is eloquent.    There is an honesty to this recreation of a true story as adapted by …
review by . October 07, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Good Game action.     Cons: Boring characters, uninspired plot, terrible pacing.     The Bottom Line: A bland and dull mess that takes the best material from past films and fails on all aspects.     For many small towns in America, the rituals surrounding football season have become so ingrained into the fabric of local society that all aspects of life revolve around the game each Friday.      One prime example …
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