Summary: Mark Wahlberg, playing himself, tries out for the Eagles, then makes it, subsequently inspiring a city (Philadelphia). I'm not really sure why Mark Wahlberg is pretending to be a substitute teacher, but I guess they needed to increase the grit. He also wins the heart of Elizabeth Banks in the process of making the NFL. This is a documentary.
Review excerpt: "The movie is shamelessly manipulative." — Ruthie Stein, the San Francisco Chronicle
Saving grace: Look, people have very strong feelings about the Eagles, and about Mark Wahlberg, and when you tap into those feelings like this film does, you're guaranteed a winner. It's like Rocky, but set in America, because America is FOOTBALL, not boxing.
Wait — what movie are we talking about?
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