Drama


My Many Sons


MPAA Rating:
Not Rated
Genre:
Drama
Runtime:
97 mins
Stars:
Judge Reinhold, Michael Papajohn, Alex MacNicoll
Director:
Ralph E. Portillo
Producer:
Casey Bond, Jamie Elliott, Ralph E. Portillo, Brad Wilson

Content at a Glance

0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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1
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
0

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


No Information

Language


"numb nuts"

Violence


coach shoves players; car accident causes bloody injuries

Drugs


No Information

Nudity


No Information

Other


coach frequently yells at players; boy wants to run away with his girlfriend



Synopsis

Although Don Meyer, men’s basketball coach, claimed the most wins in college basketball until 2011 with a combination of wins in NAIA and NCAA games, he won true success by coaching more than players. He coached lives.


Movie Message

My Many Sons brings us the inspiring story of Don Meyer (Judge Reinhold), a coach obsessed with his version of success: growing the successful lives of his young players. Narrated by his son Jerry’s character, this well-acted film is a tribute to an unsung American hero who spent over 30 years coaching and molding young men to influence their world. If there ever was a coach who embodied the term "tough love," it was Meyer, relentlessly striving to elicit the max potential from each and every player. Unyielding in character building, coach Meyer turned each practice into his own kind of unappreciated boot camp. He could spot a slacker a mile away! “You think you’re in the Bahamas?!” the sarge-in-charge would bellow. But he was known for realigning perspectives, and quitters many times returned to be more than they ever dreamed.



Like a sharp-edged sword, Meyer pared away mediocrity with a zeal for detail and discipline. Meyer was a 24-hour coach to his players, He prayed with them unashamedly. He was their rock. As a father and husband, he ran his household with a strong, even hand, displaying uncharacteristic patience when his own son announces he needs a break from basketball. Not surprisingly, his uncompromising pursuit of excellence, his hours of work for his school and players took a toll on his health, requiring a battle for his life, and giving us a peek into some critical events that shaped his character. Judge Reinhold does an excellent job of conveying the true championship of Coach Don Meyer, and My Many Sons earns approval for Ages 12+.

For Ages 12 And Over

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