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This review is from: Hoop Dreams [DVD] (DVD)
<SPOILER ALERT> Hoop dreams is an inspirational touching sometimes heartbreaking documentary about two very different boys who dream of being NBA players.
It is one of the best films i have ever seen. It's a bit like 'Coach Carter' mixed with 'The pursuit of Happyness' but it's much better than both movies. It is a little long but well worth viewing on a saturday or sunday afternoon.
I would recommend this film to anyone but I think the message would be effective to teenage boys whether they play sports or not. It is a story of hope and making your dreams come true. These two boys went through so much in their lives but they never gave up on their dreams.
Both Arthur and William went through everything from injuries, personal family problems, financial troubles to the pressures of choosing the right university/college and they came out the other end stronger and more determined to make their dreams come true.
Arthur's story was heartbreaking at times. His family life changed dramatically several times in this movie. his father turned to drugs. Arthur got kicked out of High school because his family couldn't afford the school fees and his family were so poor at one point they couldnt afford to pay the light bill and they had to sit in dark. I cried for Arthur.
William seemed to have an easier journey to success although his journey was bumpy too.
I can't tell you how glad i am that i found this film in a charity shop for 99p, I would have paid more for it. I could watch it over and over again.
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