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My All American (2015/Universal Blu-ray w/DVD)

Picture: B+/C+ Sound: B+/B- Extras: A Film: B+

Based on the true story of Freddie Steinmark, Freddie (Finn Wittrock) always dreamed of getting a scholarship and playing American College football. While considered too small and underweight (by football standards), he is noticed by legendary coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart) and given a chance to prove size doesn't matter. When he discovers his leg has bone cancer and needs to be amputated, he will then have to face the toughest challenge of his life. While he loses his dream, he never loses his spirit in Angelo Pizzo's My All American (2015).

Freddie is an all American boy, with your All-American Dream. Ever since high school he works twice as hard and dreams to get a full scholarship for college. Through years of hard work, he gets accepted into University of Texas and together with Coach Royal they lead the Texas Longhorns to National Championships. That life threatening cancer has him pulled from the team, but with the support of his family, friends and team he proves you don't have to be big to show you be an All American, but to have the biggest heart.

This was another great football movie, teaching about the spirit of a champion and the true heart of a warrior. It is about never giving up, even when you lose everything. It reminds people that bigger isn't always better and being a American isn't always about how much you can score or how much better you are than the other person, that a REAL all American carries the heart of others and leads by example, others wish they could be like them. Sarah Bolger and Robin Tunney also star.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is a really decent digital shoot as shown on the Blu-ray, but the anamorphically enhanced DVD is much softer than you'd think. The lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is slightly better than the image by a sliver, but not enough to be overall better, but the Blu-ray has a fine presentation all the way. The lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on the DVD is so-so and just passable. Extras include The Spirit of Freddie Steinmark and A Look Inside of My All American.

- Ricky Chiang


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