Recently our family was given the opportunity to watch the movie, “Believe,” inspired by the true story of Manchester United football manger Matt Busby . We all enjoyed watching the story of an old and grumpy man take a group of young wayward boys and turn them into a true team. (No spoilers here, but I’m sure you can guess the ending right?!?)
My British hubby, the Socal Soccer Dad, especially enjoyed the Manchester United angle and was sad to relive the tragic 1958 plane crash that killed eight of Matt Busby’s players. The flashbacks to the accident were touching and gave a lot of insight into Matt Busby’s character. It was fun to see him invest in a young group of boys and relive his connection to his former players. The universal themes of teamwork, trust and hard work weave through the movie as we follow the journey of Mr Busby and the boys.
If your family isn’t into soccer, this might not be the movie for you, but if you are soccer family like ours I highly recommend “Believe” as a family friendly choice. Rated PG, it is safe for all audiences, but is appealing to adults and kids alike. The film won a Zurich Film Festival award for best children’s film and stars Brian Cox (Troy, Bourne Identity Series, Braveheart). Check out the trailer below…
Film’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/believesoccer
Official Website with theater locations: www.believesoccermovie.com
I was given a review copy of the movie to watch with my family, but as always all opinions are my own.