The kids and I watched this movie today, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a really long time. The acting had some rough patches, but the message and the heart that was in this movie far surpasses any weaknesses it might have.
If you don't really like football, don't let that scare you away from it. It's really not all about football, and there is a nice side story with the coach and his wife.
When you have a free night, make a run to the video store and rent this movie. It's absolutely wonderful!