So-so Swedish Rocky0-style Rags to Riches Biopic about a Famous Footballer I've Never Heard of
- I Am Zlatan review by PV
OK so if you like football this may be for you. This footballer was a star player of Juventus in 2004 or so apparently. No doubt famous in Italy and Sweden.
A flimsy take dragged out to 90 minutes - his upbringing seems fairly normal, and not so underprivileged really. Had 2 parents, after all. Refugee from Yugoslavia wars so richer in a Sweden council flat than in Bosnia or wherever no doubt.
The main character's main problem is not poverty or circumstance, but his own vile, selfish and disruptive personality.
Anyway, pretty predictable stuff. Watch ESCAPE TO VISTORY from 1981 to see how football films can be made entertaining, or THE KEEPER (2018)
Hard to make films about sport BECAUSE they have to be about something else - adventure/war/love story etc.
This script is basically a rewrite of Rocky with football.
3 stars, just.
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