In classic Olsen-style, America’s favorite twins take to the soccer field in Switching Goals. When their father decides to coach a soccer team, the girls struggle to find their niche on the field and keep their spot in their father’s heart. This light-hearted comedy is idea for families with young children.
Soccer Mom (3 stars) Passable acting in a hard to believe story. Has a nice message and is mostly family appropriate. You won't find anything spectacular here, but it also won't make you retch. Just an average, no-frills movie to be used as filler when you have nothing else to watch.
Family friendly, "Her Best Move" rises above the other teen/kid soccer movies in the authenticity of the players and the story. The actors and extras have soccer skills that are well captured by the cinematography. The story accurately portrays the trade-offs and stresses on soccer prodigies as well as their families and coaches.
Kick Like a Girl is a 25-minute HBO documentary that follows a team of 8 yo girls who, having devastated all competition the previous two years, decides to get more challenge by playing in the boys division. The team is coached by soccer mom Jenny Mackenzie, a 40ish PhD Social worker turned filmmaker who also directed and wrote the documentary. Apparently the team's games were filmed in Salt Lake City in 2005, but it took several years to complete and distribute the project.