Mark Wahlberg goes from football fan to football star in Invincible - the true story of Vincent Papale of the Philadelphia Eagles. Find out if this sports flick scores a touchdown or is a third down fumble.
Invincible - Open Tryouts
Vincent Papale (Mark Wahlberg) is a part-time teacher and bartender and full-time Philadelphia Eagles' fan in 1976. When he's not working, he's either playing football or talking about the Eagles with his buddies. While the Eagles are coming off a disasterous losing season and have just hired a new coach, Vince has just lost his teaching job and been dumped by his wife. So when the Eagles' new coach, Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear), decides to hold open tryouts for the team, Vince decides he has nothing to lose. Can a 30 year-old bartender whose never even played college football possibly make the Philadelpia Eagles?
Invincible - Fly Like An Eagle
You may have heard the phrase, "It's hard to fly with the eagles when you're surrounded by turkeys." This means that it's hard to be someone really great when you're surrounded by a bunch of losers. But in Vincent's case, the opposite actually happens. The players that show up to tryouts are so bad that Vincent finds it's actually really easy to fly like a Philadelphia Eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys. While he does have to go through a lot of abuse to get through the grind of training camp, Coach Vermeil is impressed with Vincent's skills and work ethic and keeps him on the team to start the season.
Invincible - DVD Features
Find out more about the real guy, Vince Papale, who made history when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles with the Becoming Invincible featurette. Vince also provides commentary on the flick, along with the producer and writer from the movie. A great DVD for football fans.
Invincible - Bottom Line
Invincible is a great football movie. The story of an average football fan getting a chance to play on his favorite team is cool and the football scenes, thanks to some sweet CGI, are awesome. You may have a hard time believing that a guy as small as Mark Whalberg could ever become a pro football player - but if someone as ditzy as Paris Hilton can make her own CD, anything is possible. Invincible is a fun and inspiring flick and the perfect movie to see to get you pumped for the start of football season.