My All American (2015)
Movie: My All American
- Director: Angelo Pizzo
- Writers: Angelo Pizzo, Jim Dent
- Stars: Sarah Bolger, Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney, Aaron Eckhart, Alex MacNicoll, MacKenzie Meehan, Brent Anderson, Richard Kohnke, Todd Allen, Michael Reilly Burke, Donny Boaz, Mark Falvo, Rebecca Chulew, Stephen Stanton, Michael Seitz
- Release Date: November 13, 2015
- Run Time: 1h 58min
- Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Hope never quits.
Finn Wittrock plays Freddie Steinmark with exacting intelligence. He makes thoughts visible; he could tell the story without saying a word. In scene after scene he displays an unswerving loyalty to principle and a strong grasp on the diploma of manhood. Aaron Eckhart, as Darrell Royal, has a hard job here. (Royal referred to himself as the Barry Goldwater of college football). Eckhart’s portrayal of Royal is measured, as he alternates between an extroverted warmness and a self-controlled, calculating, fear-inducing dominance which helped Royal lead the Horns to three National Championships. Juston Street, portrays his own father and UT quarterback James Street with swashbuckling candor and verve. In terms of supporting roles, he is the standout here. But Rett Terrell deserves mention, portraying Steinmark’s roommate, Bobby Mitchell, with a steady stoicism and unexplored depth.