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PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity
In Theaters 11/13
Ok for Kids 11+
Reel Review: 4 of 5 Reels

Like most sports movies based on real-life events, I didn't know the story of this one before seeing it. What can I say? When you've got the Detroit Lions as your state team, it's hard to get too excited (though yay for their win over the Packers this weekend! See? I know stuff.) But you don't have to know anything about football to appreciate "My All American," the story of small-framed Freddie

Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), who trains hard and ends up playing for the University of Texas Longhorns. Working with legendary coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart), Freddie and his team enjoy success until an injury leads to a shocking diagnosis that will affect his future, both on the field and off, with his high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger). While this movie probably won't go down as one of the greatest sports movies ever, it's still a heartfelt story about a young man whose faith never waivers, even in the most dire of circumstances.

PARENT INFO: The PG rating is on target, with just a few uses of "damn," "ass" and "bulls--t." A few scenes involve kissing, and one shows a football player "mooning" the field. There's some intense gridiron action, and a fight breaks out at a war protest. Ok for kids 11 and up.
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Jane Boursaw

Jane Boursaw

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more.

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