The Winning Season (2010)


In The Winning Season, a washed up coach gets a chance at redemption by coaching the local high school girls basketball team.

Bill is in need of a second chance, and the only one he is capable of getting is coaching high school basketball. After taking the gig, he befriends one of his players, a young lass named Abby. Through his experiences coaching, he learns a little about life and that maybe he isn’t such a loser after all.


There’s no trailer yet, but I did find this clip:

The Scoop

Little is known about the film at present, but it was written and directed by James C. Strouse, who has relatively little work in his name as of yet. The one bright spot would be the casting of Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts. Rockwell has had a slew of good films as of late, from Moon to Iron Man 2, and I don’t see him having signed up for a smaller comedy if it wasn’t a pretty good script.

Who’s It For?


Movie Release Date

September 3, 2010.

Who’s In It?

Emma Roberts … Abby
Sam Rockwell … Bill
Rob Corddry… Terry Schemerhorn

Interesting Fact

The film screened at Sundance in 2009.

Related Movies

Matchstick Men, Choke, Nancy Drew

What’s Good About It?

The clip looks funny. Hopefully a fair amount of the film focuses on Rockwell’s difficulty in speaking with teenage girls. I don’t have that problem. Teenaged girls love me. Also, Rob Corddry rocks my face off.

What’s Bad About It?

It is a smaller indie comedy about a girls basketball coach looking for redemption. I’d rather see it where he’s not looking for redemption, but rather looking for the girl’s shower. Sorry, it’s kind of a personal dream of… some guy I know.

Our Clever Prediction

It’s only getting a limited release to start, and it may never release wide. It was screened over a year ago and Sundance and still hasn’t hit theaters, so it was good enough to buy, but not good enough to get it released quickly. I’m wary. Very wary. I’m gonna say it’ll be a solid film, but not make a whole lot of money.

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  1. Looks like a great film for tweens and teens and their bewildered parents!! As a divorced mom i am excited to see it-hopefully with my daughters!

  2. hmmm. looks pretty lame, reminds me of ‘League Of Their Own’, without the starpower or funding.

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