If you haven't guessed it already, summer reruns on TV mean more trips to Blockbuster. So here are a couple more movie reviews if you're interested:
Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson, based on the true story of Coach Ken Carter of Richmond, California. When Carter takes over as coach of the struggling Richmond High School basketball team, the first thing he must do is earn (rather demand) their respect--not just for himself, but for each other and themselves. He makes the choices simple: do it his way, or get off the team. Only a few walk out, and those who stick with him find themselves headed for triumph not only on the basketball court but in their personal lives. Carter bucks the school board, parents, and even the school principal, insisting that academics must come first, that athletic ability is no promise of the free ride so many inner-city kids have pinned their hopes on. My husband talked me into renting this movie, and I'm glad he did. It's inspiring and encouraging to see someone with the guts to keep school sports in proper perspective and point young people toward their true best chance of success: a solid education.