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Sunday 08/14/2005 2:24 PM

Murderball. See it. Trust me.

Not appropriate for children/teenagers (it is rated R after all), but everyone else should see this movie.

There is many reasons why it has received 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and these review excerpts hint at them:

Candy didn't know anything about this movie. I'd been taunting her with the title for weeks, saying we are going to see Murderball whenever it comes to Tallahassee. Everytime I'd say it, I'd drop my voice an octave and growl it out: MURDER-BALL! She had no idea what to expect and when I told her Friday night (two days ago) we were going to see it, her body language and tone of voice said it all. She was convinced that it was going to be (a) animated (b) about roller ball (c) in complete violation of her Mary Poppins approved requirement for movies she sees in the theatre or (d) all of the above.

She loved it.

Now for those of you who are put off by the title, I'll tell you what it's about, but you have to promise not to come up with some new excuse not to see it once you realize it's not some ultra-violent movie with no socially redeeming values. Murderball is about paraplegic rugby, specifically about several of the personalities surrounding the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby team. No, the Paralympics is not the same as the Special Olympics — like one of the competitors says in the documentary: "We're not here for a hug. We're here for the medal."

Watch this movie.

File Under: Movies
Music: The Gorillaz "Demon Days"

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