Friday, July 29, 2005

Murderball (***1/2)

Awesome documentary. Rich, funny, emotional--there really aren't enough adjectives to describe it. The movie doesn't limit itself to just covering the extreme sport of quad rugby, but rather, it gives us a real-life glimpse of the men in the wheelchairs and their families, thier struggles, their triumphs, and everything in between. There's a lot of good father-son moments in the film that will have a lot of the guys in the audience weeping silently. More significantly, the movie busts through stereotypes and breaks down social barriers, and makes you open your eyes a little. You'd be hard pressed to find a documentary, or even a fictional film, with characters and situations as compelling as those in Murderball.


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