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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
    50
    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
    50
    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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