Opening last week to little acclaim and mostly poor reviews was The 5th Quarter, the story of the 2006 Wake Forest football team.
The story revolves around a tragic car accident in February 2006 that claimed the life of 15-year-old Luke Abbate. The grief suffered by the Abbate family, including father Steven (Aidan Quinn) and mother Maryanne (Andie MacDowell), is overwhelming. While his death tore the family apart, Luke's older brother Jon (Ryan Merriman), a linebacker on the Wake Forest football team, switches his uniform number to No. 5 in honor of his brother’s high-school jersey and dedicates the season to him.
Motivated by Jon Abbate’s insistence he was "playing for two," the normally lackluster Wake Forest team beats Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship, led by Abbate's 15 tackles, and goes on to the Orange Bowl. They did not win that game.
I haven't seen the film yet, but I can only assume that Brad Pitt is playing Art Carmody.
At some point we're supposed to be receiving a couple of DVD copies to give away. You should probably be checking in at least 75 times a day to make sure you don't miss out.