Monday, June 27, 2011

Movie Review: The Great Match

The Great MatchThis weekend we watched The Great Match, a really enjoyable and funny "global comedy" about three diverse groups of people trying to find a way to watch the 2002 World Cup, despite the fact that they live in remote sections of the earth. The story follows a family of Mongolian nomads, a tribe of Amazonian Indios, and a caravan of Tuareg in the Sahara desert, all trying to find a way to get a signal to their televisions that will allow them to watch the big game.

The movie was gentle, funny, moving, and ultimately a reminder of how much diversity there is in the human experience, as well as how much we have in common. And it was really fun to watch, and made me laugh out loud multiple times. I highly recommend it.