We Could Be King: DVD Review











The Movie:

Germantown and Martin Luther King High Schools were bitter rivals for over 40 years. This past year, a budget crisis caused Philadelphia to lay off over 4000 employees and close two dozen schools, including Germantown High. Now Germantown must merge with their former rival, King. Against overwhelming odds, a 27-year old first time head coach and a new principal fight to inspire young men from difficult circumstances to come together and lift each other toward a better future.

In what sounds to be a storyline right out of the show Friday Night Lights comes probably one of the best documentaries that I’ve seen all year. It shows the troubles that a school is having after a rival school’s students are integrated when their school closes down and along the way the kids on the football team are having troubles of their own. It has all the dramatic points for it to transfer over into an actual movie but then you realize that it’s someones actual life and you can’t help but become somber. This documentary really does give you an open door to the lives of this community and you quickly start to rally behind them and the schools’ cause. It’s inspiring to see these kids that are less fortunate want to just play football and go to college so bad as well as the school staff that only want the best for their students. Even though the film isn’t really long (I think it comes in at about 80 minutes) I found myself wanting to know more about these kids and where they are now. This is a must see for everyone, even if you aren’t a sports fan. Check it out!

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes – A total of 10 scenes here with each one involving each character in the film.

We Could Be King is available NOW on DVD from Cinedigm


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