The Winning Season (PG-13)


Sam Rockwell’s acting saves this formulaic tale of redemption. Bill (Rockwell) gets a job coaching a girls’ high school basketball team. Predictably, Bill whips the team into shape with a no-nonsense approach. Rockwell’s comic timing and world-weary fatigue keep the film dramatic. The ensemble of actresses—Emma Roberts, Margo Martindale and Jessica Hecht—don’t fare so well.

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