Inspired by true events, Believe shares the funny and touching tale of the legendary Sir Matt Busby's transition from Manchester United football manager to eleven-year-old boys' soccer team wrangler. Having survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster, in which eights of his Manchester United players were killed, Sir Matt has always been committed to "training lads for life" through football. An act of petty crime by eleven-year-old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents. A thrilling adventure begins as Sir Matt comes out of retirement to transform Georgie and a young group of scallywags into a football dream team.
based on a true story
LDS concerns: The coach and friend go to have a "pint" (but forgot their money) and they gamble. The boy gambles secretly and they all lose money. The boys steals, too. All these things to earn money for the team to enter a soccer tournament.
I wish the story was a bit smoother..it's clunky. Maybe I'm just too used to formulaic movies? But it seems to jump around, with some scenes you think "what's the point?" or "why did they do it that way?"
The children are fun to watch... with the main boy being an incredible actor. He is the best thing in the movie. The coach is heart-warming and well-acted. There's some humor in it, too. It's overall family-friendly and soccer fans will love it especially. I want to give it 3 stars, but with redeeming qualities harder to find in movies these days, I'll give it a 4.
Saw this movie in theaters - great feel-good movie! There aren't enough soccer movies out there, and this is a great true story about a famous Manchester United coach. I thought the soccer games were exciting and entertaining to watch, and the acting was very well done. I'm personally a fan of true stories when they're done right. Any teens and pre-teens in a soccer league should watch this with their team - this is the perfect movie for a team outing!