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Sports film of the week: Gregory’s Girl

This week’s flick is a heartwarming coming-of-age story featuring a lovestruck teenager/goalkeeper.

Title: Gregory’s Girl (1981)

The plot: A shy teenage boy falls in love with the star player of his school’s soccer team, who so happens to be a girl: Dorothy. She is seemingly oblivious to his attention, nonetheless he persists in attempting to attract her.

Why it’s great: It’s that rare thing – a sports movie and a coming-of-age story that’s completely devoid of clichés.

What the critics said: “The film has fresh, no-nonsense performances and a script so rooted in truth that it seems to have materialised not been written” – FilmFour.

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