Full Ride

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  • PG-13
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.4  (289)

Full Ride is a coming-of-age sports comedy-drama film that revolves around the life of overly enthusiastic football player Matt Sabo (Riley Smith) who is on a tight scholarship playing for a small college team, Tallahassee University. The film is directed by Mark Hoeger, and it is released in 2002. The story of the movie Full Ride begins with a head-on collision of Matt Sabo's car with another car owned by an old man whose vehicle was left paralyzed. This leads to Matt Sabo's expulsion from his previous school and hinders his chances of a football career. However, his football prowess is eventually discovered by Coach Scolari (Bob Cady), who offers him a full scholarship and a spot on the team.

Matt Sabo finds a new hope in football and begins to excel on and off the field. The young athlete's eagerness to win and prove his worth gets him entangled in a web of lies and deceit that could put an end to his football career. He finds himself struggling to maintain his grades while keeping up with the expectations of his coaches and teammates.

One of the central conflicts in the film revolves around Matt's love life. He is romantically involved with his professor, who is also the coach's daughter, while at the same time attracted to Darcy Sears (Meredith Monroe), a beautiful and ambitious journalist who is covering his team for the local newspaper. With his love triangle nearing its boiling point, Matt finds himself torn between his obligations to the team, his newfound romance, and his academic responsibilities.

While facing several obstacles, including a court hearing regarding the accident that nearly derailed his career, Matt refuses to succumb to the pressure and rises to stardom in the college football scene. But when a team scandal threatens to put an end to his success, Matt must decide whether to come clean and risk having everything he's worked towards taken away or continuing to deceive those around him.

The movie Full Ride deals with themes such as loyalty, integrity, and the pursuit of success while exploring the challenges of college life. It highlights the importance of perseverance and the need to make the right choices while facing life's challenges.

Overall, Full Ride is a thrilling sports comedy-drama that tells an edge-of-your-seat story of a young football player with big dreams. The film depicts the struggles and triumphs of young athletes in search of their place in the world, as well as the importance of standing by one's convictions. With a great cast and well-written screenplay, Full Ride is a must-see for sports fans and college students alike.

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    5.4  (289)