Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The U

Billy Corben's documentary The U tells the story of The University of Miami in the 1980s as they rise from a footbal joke to a national powerhouse. Miami was a struggling football team in the early 1980s until the new coach decided to recruit from the ghetto, at the same when their was a racial upheaval and race riots in Miami. Soon the team will be transformed into a national contender and will help unite a divided city. Although they went on to win four national champions during the time, it was often overshadowed by the bad behavior of its players. Though this is interesting to a point, it is only going so far and there is no reason this documentary needs to be two hours long.