Very interesting and realistic movie. Not just a sports event. Similar to "North Dallas Forty" and "Blue Chips" in making viewers realize how extremely difficult it is, not just to make it in professional sports, but to keep your job when you are being challenged every day by the very best. Has to be hard on athletes who have been praised and coddled all their lives to face the risk of being fired at any moment or face the risk of losing it all due to injury. The movie depicts these facts very well and is well worth seeing. Brad Pitt did an outstanding job as did everyone else in the movie.