A Little Football

Rudy is the story of how one man’s love for football made him the first player to be carried off by his favorite team. Since I’ve never been much of a sports fan, I never know if I’m gonna appreciate a sports movie the same way other people do. Most of the time I focus on other parts of the movie. Like a romance for example. The same can’t be said for Rudy. Since the focus is almost exclusively on football. It was mostly my brother who wanted to watch it. Rudy is based on the true story of “Rudy” Ruettiger. He loves football more than anything. Talking about it even when he can tell nobody’s listening. His dream is to attend college at the University of Notre Dame. Where he can play football and make his dad proud. He only has two problems. He’s too small and too dumb to make it. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for in spirit. Both for his catholic faith and his determination. Even willing to leave his fiancé, family, and friends just to get there. Rudy is one of Sean Astin’s most recognizable roles (next to The Lord of the Rings and The Goonies). He plays it well, but Rudy can certainly come across as obnoxious sometimes. His teammates don’t take to him at first, because they feel he’s taking the game too seriously. Eventually they do take to him, and are even willing not to play just to ensure Rudy’s spot on the team. It may not be totally accurate, but it helps make Rudy an inspirational football classic.

Rudy

Rudy wins

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