Friday, December 11, 2009


Starring: Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon

Story: Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match. (Warner Bros.)

Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language

Bottom Line: Its pre-packaged messages of hope are conveniently shoved down your throat, but it still remains a handsomely-crafted, expertly-acted and inspirational tale of leadership and overcoming adversity. …and if you find yourself getting misty-eyed over a rugby movie just blame it on your allergies.

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