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Actors: Ice Cube, Keke Palmerm Tasha Smith, Jill Marie Jones

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This film is based on the true story of a young girl, the first to play on a boy's team in Pop Warner football, which makes it to the championship game. KekeKeke Palmer plays the lead character of Jasmine Plummer who is eleven years-old. Her dream is to play football. She lives in a small town in the Midwest, which has seen better days. The factory shut down so there are no jobs. Everything is depressing. Even the local Pop Warner football team is terrible. Her uncle is Curtis (played by Ice Cube). He used to be a football player, but now his life is a mess. Jasmine's father left them. She wears her father's watch for good luck, hoping he will come back, even though it has been many years since he left.

Jasmine's mom Claire (played by Tasha Smith) asks Curtis to watch Jasmine for her while she goes to work. Jasmine and Curtis toss a football to pass the time. Curtis realizes she is good at the game, so he practices with her. He convinces her to try for a place on the Pop Warner football team. Everyone is against it, especially Coach Fisher (played by Matt Craven), but she is so good they have to let her join the team. Curtis keeps asking the coach to let her play, but the coach will not allow it until the fourth game, when he gives in to the begging of Curtis. When the coach finally puts her in, she plays better than all the rest of them. They make her the quarterback and the team starts winning like crazy.

Curtis has to take over as the replacement coach when Coach Fisher goes to the hospital with a heart attack. With Curtis coaching, they win the final games of the season. This means they go to the Super Bowl Event of Pop Warner football. To everyone's surprise, Jasmine's father Roy (played by Malcolm Goodwin), reappears when he sees his daughter on the television. Curtis and Claire do not trust Roy's motivation, but Jasmine is happy to see her father again.

They scrape together all their money, including Curtis using all his savings, so they have just enough to make it to the Super Bowl in Florida. Jasmine's father is not there as he promised. This makes Jasmine so upset. She does a terrible job in the first half. Curtis gives her some support. Jasmine picks herself up and then gets back into the game. They start playing better and need only one final touchdown to win. On the final play, the ball is dropped, causing Jasmine's team to lose. They accept the defeat, knowing they tried to do their best.

When Jasmine sees her father again, she gives him back his watch and tells him to get lost. Curtis is the one Jasmine looks up to now. Jasmine and Curtis look forward to playing again next year.
Best part of story, including ending: I like stories about girls playing boy's sports especially when they are better than the boys.

Best scene in story: I like the scene when the coach finally allows Jasmine to play and everyone can easily see how really good see is.

Opinion about the main character: I like that she has the courage and inner strength to finish the Pop Warner Super Bowl, playing well, even though her father disappointed her so much.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kind of sports story:    -   football Sports story?    -   Yes Story of girl(s) doing boy sport?    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   blacks How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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