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Dream the impossible dream

August 29, 2006|by BRIANNA DORSEY

"Nothing is impossible," is a saying that we have all heard over and over. The movie "Invincible" - based on a true story - shows that this saying is definitely true.

Vince Papale (played by Mark Wahlberg) is what Philadelphia considers a nobody and a nothing. His wife walked out on him. He works at a local bar at night. He plays football with his friends at night with the headlights of their cars turned on to light up the field. He is the best player on his team.

Then, Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear), new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, decides to hold the first open tryouts. The tryouts were open to the every day public. Vince's friends persuade him to try out. Out of hundreds of guys, Vince is one of the group invited to the Eagles' training camp.

Because Vince is 30, he thinks that he has no chance of keeping up with younger guys. But Coach Vermeil goes out on a limb to make Papale's dream come true.

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The movie was put together well. It shows that all you need is a dream and a couple of people to believe in you, and you can make anything happen. "Invincible" is a great inspirational and family movie.

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