Coach centers on Nick (Hugh Dancy) who took up a job (a first in his life) to get his girlfriend back. He landed a job as the coach of a fledgling high school football team. There he learned the value of money, responsibility (growing up) and finding love in the process.
I love how this film isn’t incredibly written but was adequately acted. I also love the cool vibe of it. A single guy who needs to learn a lesson or two about life, with three varied friends. An actress for an ex-girlfriend, wooing a doctor and teaching football and a great deal of lessons to some kids.
Overall, Coach is a feel good film that doesn’t need an intelligent analysis. It has a simple storyline and linear sequences that complimented its simplicity. Here, there was enough drama, comedy and some believable candor.
Director: Will Frears
Starring: Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Gutierrez, Liane Balaban, Mamie Gummer, Michael Chernus, Benjamin Walker, Gillian Jacobs, David Zayas, Bill Camp
Movie Title: Coach