When Saturday Comes

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"To Jimmy Life Was Just A Game...Until The Game Became His Life!"
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.0  (2,525)

When Saturday Comes is a sports drama film from 1996 directed by Maria Giese, starring Sean Bean, Emily Lloyd, and Pete Postlethwaite. The movie is a story about a young man's dream to become a footballer, who comes from a working-class family in Sheffield, England. Jimmy Muir (Sean Bean) is a brewery worker who loves football, and he dreams of playing for Sheffield United, his local team. He spends his nights playing for his local team and dreams of being discovered by a professional team. Despite his talent, he is unable to pursue his dream as he is stuck in a mundane job and dejectedly accepts his fate.

His life changes when he meets Annie Doherty (Emily Lloyd), a nurse who works at the hospital where his father is being treated. The two fall in love, and Annie encourages him to pursue his dream despite facing numerous setbacks, including his lack of education, his drinking habits, and poverty. Despite all of these, Jimmy perseveres and tries out for Sheffield United.

After impressing the team during a match, he is signed by Sheffield United, and his dream comes true. However, his challenges are not over as he attempts to balance his career and his personal life. He must deal with the pressure of living up to expectations of his family, friends, and fans. Jimmy soon finds himself in trouble as his drinking habits and impulsive behavior threatens to shatter his dream of becoming a footballer.

The movie highlights the issues faced by aspiring footballers from working-class backgrounds, such as poverty, lack of education, and societal expectations. The film also depicts the struggles that footballers face with their lifestyle choices and how it can impact their career and personal life.

The performances in the movie are exceptional, with Sean Bean giving a standout performance as Jimmy Muir. He effectively conveys the emotions and challenges faced by his character, making the audience empathize with him. Emily Lloyd also delivers a convincing performance as his love interest, Annie Doherty.

Pete Postlethwaite, who plays Ken Jackson, the manager of Sheffield United, delivers a solid and realistic performance as a no-nonsense manager who provides guidance to Jimmy. The movie also features an array of talented actors, including Craig Kelly, John McEnery, and Melanie Hill, who give memorable performances.

Overall, When Saturday Comes is a heartwarming movie that highlights the struggles and triumphs of a young man pursuing his dream of becoming a professional footballer. The film provides insight into the life of footballers and the pressures they face, as well as the impact of societal expectations, poverty, and alcoholism. It is a must-watch for all football fans and anyone looking for a touching and inspiring story.

When Saturday Comes is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

When Saturday Comes
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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (2,525)