we are marshall


When someone told me about this movie, I could not believe it was based off a true story. It just sounded too unbelievably tragic.

On their way back home after an away game, Marshall University’s football team perished in a plane crash in 1970, along with a few fans. The movie depicts the aftermath, a town and university broken. Unlike the last two movies I’ve seen, this didn’t focus on an individual. This was about a team, about a community coming together to overcome despair and prove to themselves and to others that they can keep moving forward.

You are given views of how different people respond to tragedy. From the rest of the team at home, the families, the coaches, the members of the university – it’s all very raw. For that reason, make sure you have tissues because this will have you crying.



© kimpenguin 2015