Bad title. Cute kids' movie. The Mighty Ducks or the Bad News Bears, depending on your
generation - play soccer. Olivia d'Abo stars as a pert temp teacher from Britain who comes
to a tuckered-out Texas town and turns her students around by introducing them to soccer.
Soon (I don't think I'm ruining anything here), they're in the state championships and the
entire town has shaken off its post-Reagonomics blues and rallied around their team even
if it does have, as the fascist state champs sneer, "little kids and girls."
Writer/director Holly Goldberg Sloan follows the formula, but funny thing about formulas:
sometimes they work. That's certainly the case here and its also refreshing that she shows
us some Heartlanders who aren't all hicks or bigots.