From director James C. Strouse (Grace is Gone) comes THE WINNING SEASON starring Sam Rockwell as an adult misfit who is brought on to coach the local girl’s high school basketball team. THE WINNING SEASON co–stars Emma Roberts, and also stars Rob Corddry, Shareeka Epps, Emily Rios and Margo Martindale.
- James C. Strouse
- Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Shareeka Epps, Emily Rios, Rooney Mara, Meaghan Witri, Melanie Hinkle, Margo Martindale, Rob Corddry
In its final lap The Winning Season collapses into a sentimental farce that even Mr. Rockwell, now playing the clown, cannot redeem from cringe-inducing hokum.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 09.03.2010
The story deepens through the clownish, heartbreaking exertions of Rockwell's gruff misfit, still working things out at the final buzzer.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 09.02.2010
A predictable and cliched dramady.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 09.03.2010
The Winning Season respects its misfits (and its audience) by not stripping away their foibles in the service of sports-movie cliches.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 08.31.2010