Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Soccer has never been my thing. I played as a kid because that is what every other kid’s parents were signing their kids up for. The same went for baseball and basketball. I’m not a sports guy. But, I do like a sports movie. I’m such a sucker for those inspirational sports movies. I was looking through my email and Eva was over my shoulder and asked me what the image above was for and I explained it was for a movie that I could review. She seemed pretty interested so I decided that we would do the review and giveaway.
We watched the movie as a family and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. In the movie young Regan knocks her head and starts seeing Alex Morgan who begins to train her to work hard and become better at soccer. They could have gone the whole zany angle but did not. This was a very earnest movie that had excellent heart and characters. It is a great family movie and appropriate for all ages in my opinion. I also got a bit teared up because that is what happens with me and sports movies. This one was a definite win!
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About the movie, Alex & Me:
Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!
An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women’s National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film’s director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother’s Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.
Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan’s brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan’s soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan’s mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan’s father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan’s arch-rival, Claire.
Alex & Me will be available on Blu-ray (SRP $24.98), DVD (SRP $19.98) and Digital (SRP $14.99).
• Getting to Know Alex
• Aspire to Inspire: Success in Hard Work
• Soccer, Script to Set: A Playbook on Alex & Me
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Here’s how you get the URL of a tweet.
1. Sign on to Twitter
2. Post a Tweet
3. Click Profile
4. Locate your Tweet
5. Click on the time stamp link of the tweet. (i.e. about 2 hours ago)
6. This will open up the individual tweet.
7. Copy that URL from the Address bar.
That is how you capture the url of a single tweet. Once you tweet your Soccer Emoji make sure to add that url to a comment below. Here is my Soccer Emoji.
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