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Two very different people find each other during the last three weeks of life on Earth.
The first few moments of this film suggest this Earth-ending story is going to be a dark look at humanity when the entire population knows there's only three weeks left to live.
Then the script by director Lorene Scafaria settles into a sweeter tone that shifts this from a foreboding tale of death and destruction to a sweet -- albeit short -- love story.
The film wants to do for lacrosse what "Invictus" did for rugby. It's based on the true story of a struggling team of American Indian high school students. Losing has brought great shame on the community because the tribe considers lacrosse a gift from the Great Creator.
Screenwriters Brad Riddell and Todd Baird do a paint-by-numbers telling of the story. Director Steve Rash tries to get believable performances out of a group of mostly amateur actors. Because he cast real lacrosse players, they look good on the field, but they need a lot of coaching when it comes to delivering dialogue.
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