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Pride

posted January 2, 2007 @ 7:37 PM  |  Book and Movie Reviews category

Synopsis: Pride (2007)
The year is 1973, and Jim Ellis (Terence Howard), a college-educated African-American, can’t find a job. Driven by his love of competitive swimming, Jim fixes up an abandoned recreational pool hall in a Philadelphia slum with the help of Elston (Bernie Mac), a local janitor. But when the pool hall is marked for demolition, Jim fights back – by starting the city’s first African-American swim team. Recruiting troubled teens from the streets, Jim struggles to transform a motley team of novices into capable swimmers – all in time for the upcoming state championships. But as racism, violence and an unsympathetic city official threaten to tear the team apart, Jim must do everything he can to convince his swimmers that victory, both in and out of the pool, is within their reach…

Have you seen this movie? Let us know how you liked it and if you would or would not recommend it.

Comments...

Pride doesn't get released until March 23, 2007, so I guess we'll have to wait a few months to provide any feedback.

Posted by josh on January 4, 2007 @ 6:31 PM

Sounds interesting.

Posted by Judi on January 4, 2007 @ 9:02 PM

Visit the following link to request free advance screening tickets for PRIDE beginning February 26, 2007.

http://www.usaswimming.org/USASWeb/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&ItemId=1416&mid=2943

Posted by josh on February 22, 2007 @ 1:51 PM

This movie was awesome! The best movie I've seen in years. A movie for the entire family that teaches values, pride, determination and commitment. It just goes to show that not all movies have to have violence, profanity, nudity and drugs to keep your attention and leave you feeling like you can conquer anything you set your mind to. It doesn't matter if others don't believe in you--as long as you believe in yourself, are passionate and have a vision--you CAN do the impossible. Great acting too.

Posted by Judi on March 23, 2007 @ 11:44 PM

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