When the Game Stands Tall Movie
Excellence is difficult. That’s the concept of the fact-based “When the Activity Appears High,” a by-the-book sports dilemma in accordance with the fabled De La Salle Spartans, the secondary university soccer group whose 151-game successful ability, obtained between 1992 and 2003, continues to be a nationwide history. But rather than describing how this private Catholic university in Harmony, Calif., and its trainer, Bob Ladouceur, obtained this amazing task, “Game” is more enthusiastic about what occurred after the ability finished.
As the film reveals in delayed 2003, the Spartans are about to win their Twelfth directly state tournament. Yet when they do, the success is not obtained with a sense of appreciation, humbleness or shock, but with the inevitability of a formality. Then Ladouceur — known as Coach Lad and performed by Jim Caviezel with a tight-jawed stoicism that makes his Bible-thumping personality disappointingly boring — has cardiac arrest, a celebrity gamer (Stephan James) satisfies a terrible destiny and the group drops the first bet on the 2004 year.