Saturday, February 05, 2005

Friday Night Lights

"Friday Night Lights" starring Billy Bob Thornton is a story about high school football in Odessa, Texas. It's your standard football movie with all the accompanying cliches documenting the high place the town's Premian Panthers play in the lives of the local people. So-so movie with one funny note - the film is based on a true story (so what?) set in 1988. I didn't know it was set in 1988 - based on what I know of present day west Texas (having lived there against my will for 2.5 years), the bad hair, dated clothes, and beat up cars looked pretty recent to me. I assumed it was a current day flick until the credits rolled. That's pretty much what the place looks like today.


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