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THE WINNING SEASON

What You Need To Know:

THE WINNING SEASON stars Sam Rockwell as Bill Greaves, a former basketball coach languishing as a dishwasher in Plainview, Indiana. Bill’s trying to overcome his estrangement from his teenage daughter living with his ex-wife. A friend from his glory days, a local high school principal, invites Bill to coach the girls’ basketball team. At first, Bill thinks girls’ basketball is a joke, so he treats his five young players like that. His drinking habits don’t help. Then, Bill sees how serious the other teams are. With help from the mannish bus driver who takes them to away games, Bill molds the team into a contender. But, can Bill overcome all his demons and win over the heart of his daughter, not to mention his players?

THE WINNING SEASON presents a captivating tale of redemption. However, it includes scenes of drunkenness, rudeness and gratuitous harsh language. Worse, the movie’s Romantic worldview has a politically correct view that degrades into a pro-homosexual view of the bus driver’s sexual orientation. Also, one of the protagonist’s players develops homosexual “feelings” for an opposing player. Media-wise viewers who take faith seriously will want to skip this movie.

Content:

(RoRo, PCPC, FeFe, HoHoHo, E, B, C, LLL, V, S, N, AA, D, M) Strong Romantic, politically correct, feminist worldview that promotes homosexual evil in several scenes and global warming in another scene, mitigated by moral, redemptive elements that include the protagonist overcoming an alcohol problem and reconciling with his own daughter; about 36 obscenities, seven strong profanities, six light profanities; brief dramatic violence includes coach punches young sleazy man who tries to have a relationship with one of his 17-year-old female players; no sex scenes but discussion about, including acceptance of, homosexuality; brief upper male nudity and partial rear male nudity when man bends down in sweat pants; alcohol use and scenes of drunkenness as protagonist has a drinking problem; smoking; and, protagonist/coach is rude toward players and other people and his daughter is estranged from him but these are resolved in some redemptive ways, partly through his friends helping him when he stumbles, though protagonist never loses his gruff demeanor.

More Detail:

THE WINNING SEASON could have been a really nice, unique sports drama, but it has a politically correct worldview that follows the radical, immoral homosexual agenda of brainwashing America’s young people.

Former basketball coach Bill Greaves, played by Sam Rockwell, is languishing as a dishwasher for a chain restaurant in Plainview, Indiana. He’s also trying to overcome his estrangement from his teenage daughter, who’s living with his ex-wife.

A friend from his glory days, who’s now principal of a local high school, invites Bill to coach the girls’ varsity basketball team. At first, Bill thinks girls’ basketball is a joke, so he also treats his five young players like that. He also often acts like a jerk. His drinking habits, which are also the result of his depression over his bad relationship with his daughter, don’t help.

Then, Bill sees how serious the other teams are. With aid from the mannish bus driver who takes them to the away games, Bill slowly molds the team into a contender in the playoffs. But, can Bill overcome all his demons and win over the heart of his daughter, not to mention his players?

THE WINNING SEASON presents a captivating tale of redemption. Regrettably, however, there are scenes of drunkenness, excessive rudeness and gratuitous harsh language. Worse, the movie’s Romantic worldview has a politically correct view that eventually degrades into a pro-homosexual view of the bus driver’s sexual orientation. At the end, one of the protagonist’s basketball players develops homosexual “feelings” for an opposing player, which the movie sanctions.

Media-wise viewers who take faith and the Bible seriously will want to skip this movie.