The movie, not the TV show.
My friend was rattled after something that happened to her the night before (jackasses abound), so we snuggled up with some of the girls. She didn’t want to be alone.
But this movie… I haven’t seen it in years. I watched the first three seasons of the show, which I absolutely loved, but I forgot about the original pain, mixed with the cinematography. That’s where they pulled the stuff from the show from, but the original has something.. more raw? I guess? I don’t know how you would describe it.
Those kids, man. The pressure they have inflicted upon them is unspeakable. Can you being in charge of all the hopes and dreams of everyone you’ve ever met or known? Not to mention the extra parents, college scouts, and normal teenagers who they have all around them. All of this at seventeen. Jesus.
I have a friend from El Paso, and he said it’s pretty much just like this. That his dad blew out his knee playing football. Everyone goes to the games. Everyone. In the movie, they pack the Astrodome for the final championship. That’s 55,000 people there. That’s all these kids have.
There’s this one line, in the championship. “55,000 seats are empty because everyone here is on their feet!” Magical.