This movie has many great themes and important messages. One of the themes was family and that surprising football. My favorite line was when Leigh Ann asks, “Michael this team is your family. Are you going to protect the family Michael?” The term family does not have to be biological as must be think. Family is those who nurture and look out for each other. The Tuohy were willing to take in a complete stranger into their home. Honesty, I would be quite hesitant bring a stranger into my home because one for the safety of family and two for the lack of trust. Even Leigh was nervous about leaving Michael downstairs all by himself. She asks Sean if he thinks Michael will try to steal anything and the next morning says to call the insurance company if he hears a scream. Another issue is the effect the new member will have on the rest of the family. SJ was overjoyed into having an older brother, but Collins had some difficulty adjusted. It was till the scene that she sits with Michael in the library that she accepts Michael as a family member.
However, welcoming someone new into the family can have its rewards. For Michael, he’s life was changed for the better. He gained a bright future thanks to the help of his teachers and family. At the end of the movie when Leigh Ann was talking about a teenage boy