In a film that feels claustrophobic J. K. Simons and Uzo Aduba give us fine performances particularly when each character delivers a long speech like statement effecting the movement of the story.
Simons rally speech near the end of the film stresses power, but it cannot compair to Pat O’Brien’s “win one for the gipper” turn in the 1940 film Knute Rockne: All American. Aduba provides an emotional strong explanation of how she got to be where she is in this National Champions pre game drama.
With the feel of a small film, filmed mostly in hotel rooms, there are college players who are ready to challenge being out of the money that is earned by the NCAA for college playoff and other games.
It all comes down to a challenge of dark focuses on players that are the cards played by the leaders of the various conferences, to keep the championship game ongoing even without the best quarterback of the year.
The story told with dialogue lacks the excitement one would expect from a film about football, it therefore is not the satisfying entertainment that it could have been.