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  • PG
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.3  (6,881)
  • 55

Pride is a 2007 sports drama film that follows the story of Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard), a black swim coach who starts a swim team for troubled teens in Philadelphia during the 1970s. Based on true events, the film shows the challenges and triumphs Jim and his team face as they not only overcome their own personal struggles but also the racial tensions of the time.

The film begins with Jim Ellis getting into trouble with the law and being arrested for stealing. After a stint in prison, he is given a job as a caretaker at the rundown Marcus Foster Recreation Center in Philadelphia. One day, he discovers an abandoned pool and decides to fix it up with the help of a few of the local kids. He soon realizes that these kids have potential, and he starts training them to become competitive swimmers.

Despite facing racism and prejudice, Jim and his team start to make progress in the swimming world. However, they soon hit a roadblock when they try to enter a city-wide swim competition and are denied entry due to their race. Jim and his team refuse to be discouraged and work tirelessly to prove their worth, both in and out of the pool.

Throughout the film, the characters face personal challenges as well. Jim deals with his own past mistakes and a budding romance with Sue Davis (Kimberly Elise), a fellow caretaker at the recreation center. The members of the swim team also face obstacles such as abuse at home, poverty, and societal pressures.

The film is carried by stellar performances from the cast, particularly Terrence Howard as the determined and inspiring Jim Ellis. Bernie Mac, in one of his final roles, also delivers a heartfelt performance as Elston, a local businessman who helps fund Jim's swim team. The chemistry between the characters feels genuine, and their arcs are well-developed and emotional.

The cinematography and soundtrack of the film are also notable. The underwater shots of the swimmers are visually stunning, and the soundtrack, composed by Aaron Zigman, perfectly captures the tone and emotion of the film.

Overall, Pride is a heartwarming and inspiring film that highlights the power of determination, community, and perseverance. It is a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good sports drama with a powerful message.

Pride is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 55.

Where to Watch Pride
Pride is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Sling, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Pride for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    6.3  (6,881)
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