We caught wind of this indie sports comedy, “The Winning Season,” when it was circulating in 2008 (linked here) at Sundance, but for some reason, it never hit theatres — until we spotted an ad touting its “exclusive engagement” starting Friday at the West Hollywood Laemmle’s Sunset 5 and Culver City’s Plaza Theatre.
A PG-13 flick about a guy hired to coach a rag-tag girls basketball team doesn’t look like it’ll have some “Coach Carter” results, but there seems to be a laugh or two already evident from the trailer (above).
Writer and director James C. Strouse (“Grace Is Gone”) doesn’t stretch too far with this storyline, so it’s up to Sam Roswell (as coach Bill) and Rob Corddry (as principal Terry) to make it work with the girls.
“Hilarious!” says someone at Variety.
We’ll be the judge of that. Starting Friday.