Soccer Mom

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  • PG
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.0  (1,252)

Soccer Mom is a 2008 family comedy film directed by Gregory McClatchy and starring Missi Pyle, Emily Osment, Ellery Sprayberry among others. The movie revolves around a typical suburban mother, Wendy, who leads a mundane life until her daughter's soccer team needs a new coach. Soon, Wendy finds herself thrust into the role of a soccer mom, and there's no turning back from there.

The story is set in the small town of Hexton, where soccer is the most popular sport, and everyone takes it seriously. Wendy (Missi Pyle), a middle-aged woman, has been leading a dull and repetitive life, taking care of her two kids and husband. One day, when the previous coach of her daughter's soccer team abandons them for his desert-soul carrying interests, the school's principal asks Wendy to take over the team. At first, Wendy is hesitant as she has no experience in coaching soccer, but her daughter Becca (Ellery Sprayberry) begs her to take the job. Eventually, Wendy gives in and begins her new life as a soccer mom.

The team is composed of a group of girls who are passionate about soccer but are not very successful in winning any games. Wendy soon realizes that she has a lot to learn about soccer, and being a soccer mom is not as easy as it looks. The team is not cooperative, and they do not take her seriously, making it tough for Wendy to train them. She even reaches out to her neighbor, Coach Walsh (Dan Cortese) for tips about coaching soccer. Coach Walsh agrees to mentor Wendy, and soon, both of them develop a mentor-mentee relationship.

As the season progresses, the soccer team begins to lose hope of winning, but Wendy keeps pushing them forward, reminding them that it's not just about winning; it's about having fun and forming new friendships. Along with the team, Wendy also faces some personal challenges, as her husband is out of work and her daughter is struggling to find her identity as a teenager.

The film's storyline primarily addresses the themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery. Wendy's bonding with her daughter and the challenges of being a working mom are shown through Becca's newfound interest in soccer. Meanwhile, Wendy also learns how to cope with her husband's loss of employment and navigates the complex social dynamics of suburban living.

The performances of the lead cast are praiseworthy, and they bring their respective characters to life. Missi Pyle portrays Wendy with a mix of sincerity and humor. She brings the perfect blend of vulnerability and strength to her role. Emily Osment, who plays her daughter Becca, is convincing and relatable as a teenager struggling with her identity. Ellery Sprayberry does a commendable job portraying the soccer-loving daughter who wants her mom to be her team's coach.

In conclusion, Soccer Mom is a feel-good family movie that is entertaining and heartwarming. It has all the ingredients of a typical sports comedy with a relatable storyline and impressive acting performances. It's a movie that audiences of all ages can enjoy, and it's a cinematic journey that deserves a watch.

Soccer Mom is a 2008 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.0  (1,252)