Footy for Thought

For those of us who've spent a good part of our lives watching men play games, most sports films are viewed through parted fingers. While the ones about the hopeless kids' team coming good under the unlikely coach can be all right, those based in the big-time tend to send the cornball meter into meltdown. With all that striving and emoting, it's easy to see why sport lures film-makers. But sports fans get the real thing on television every week. There's also the problem of actors trying to look like athletes. And move like them, as if a few...

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