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  • Summary: Set in Oklahoma in the mid-1960's, Believe in Me is the story of a young man whose dreams of coaching boys high school basketball are derailed when the school board assigns him to the girls' basketball team instead. The girls and the coach eventually earn each other's trust, and despite the opposition of the conservative town, learn how to play to win. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. It's very much in "A League of Their Own" league, but what the inspirational sports drama Believe in Me might lack in freshness, it nicely compensates for in heartfelt, winning conviction and spirited performances.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Even with ties to the true story of high school hoops coach Jim Keith and his unlikely triumph with a 1960s Oklahoma high school girls' squad, the hackneyed, overlong Believe in Me is much too similar to a recent flood of inspirational basketball pics to distinguish it.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Despite all its clich├ęd moralizing and blatant borrowings, the movie does offer a few clever twists on an old formula. "Hoosiers" may have been a better film, but Hackman never had to coach a team to victory after his star player quit to go have a baby.
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  1. EddieS.
    Mar 13, 2007
    Great movie! Every dad should take his daughter to see it. Better than Glory Road.
  2. KarenH.
    Sep 22, 2007
    If you are familiar with girl's basketball in the 60's, you understand why this is truly an inspirational story. It is still relevant today because we should stand up for what we believe in, even when the outcome might not be what you want, but you might be surprised who is there to support you. Expand
  3. JeanetteM.
    Mar 15, 2007
    I love what the moves story was based on, and the message that it gives, to belive and you can sucssed.
  4. MonaR.
    Sep 7, 2007
    It was refreshing to be able to watch a movie with my kids and not worry about cussing, sex, or violence. We were swept up in the story and thoroughly enjoyed it! Excellent family movie that truly inspired my pre-teen daughters. Expand
  5. DonD.
    Sep 23, 2007
    Very enjoyable movie. Would recommend for anyone to see.
  6. Kloten
    Mar 15, 2007
    I didn't think they had the 3 point line in the mid 60s, and Oklahoma was the last state to play 6 on 6 basketball, and that was in the 90's. But I love the school board president. Expand