Varsity Blues Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker, Scott Caan, Amy Smart, Ali Larter

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Varsity Blues

In a small Texas town called West Caanan, football rules the city and its inhabitants. Jon Moxon (Van Der Beek) struggles with his identity as an 'intellectual being,' while the rest of his friends are focused on football. Throughout the movie, Moxon stuggles with this while romancing a current love (Amy Smart) and dealing with typical 'teen' issues. The goal of the Coyotes is to please Bud Kilmer (Voight) and help him obtain his 23 district championships. Moxon is the back-up quarterback and gets thrown into the limelight when his friend is injured.   In the end, Moxon defeats Coach Kilmer, who's a racist arrogant man, becomes a hero and acheives his dream of going to Brown University.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by Lori Oncken

Script Analysis of Varsity Blues

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Kind of sports story:    -   football Sports story?    -   Yes Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian