The Winning SeasonClosed Captioning
James C. Strouse
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A has-been coach, Bill (Sam Rockwell), is given a shot at redemption when his old friend and high school principal (Rob Corddry) asks him to coach the high school girls’ basketball team. Bill is hungry to coach but he has mixed feelings about leading a girl’s team - frankly, he thinks it’s beneath him. But slowly, he and the girls forge a strong bond as underdogs that rebound from a string of early-season losses to make it to the sectional finals.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: In its final lap The Winning Season collapses into a sentimental farce that even Mr. Rockwell, now playing the clown, cannot redeem from cringe-inducing hokum.
Fresh: The story deepens through the clownish, heartbreaking exertions of Rockwell's gruff misfit, still working things out at the final buzzer.
Rotten: A predictable and cliched dramady.
Fresh: The Winning Season respects its misfits (and its audience) by not stripping away their foibles in the service of sports-movie cliches.
Emma Roberts was great in this movie and in it alot I like how Abby(roberts) was somehow like his daughter and how the movie turns out
The winning season
Well this is a good movie and I like Emma roberts and the things she thinks
Thw Winning Season
Yes the story is cliched, but Sam Rockwell makes the movie more enjoyable with his laid back and darkly hilarious attitude. It is a movie not to be taken seriously, and to be watched on those rainy days when there is nothing else to do.