Review: LFG (Tribeca 2021)

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Title: LFG
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix
Starring: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Jessica McDonald
Runtime: 1 hr 45 mins

What It Is: The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) has been on of the very best teams in the game of World women’s soccer. The four-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winners are suing U.S. Soccer for a lack of payment, despite their success. The women believe that given their success their play has not been equal to the pay they have received. What do you guys think? Have they been underpaid? Consider the lack of success the men’s team has had.

What We Think: This films only fault is that is beats you over the head with the point it wants to make. I agree with what it has to say but not the methods it utilizes to do it. Instead the documentary is far more intriguing when it works as a portrait of the women themselves. In particular our introduction to Jessica McDonald who is the 3rd or 4th striker on the depth chart. It is the intimate moments that show you the lack of money in the women’s game. Meanwhile the men are as U.S soccer legend once said “tattooed millionaires”.

Our Grade: B+, If not for the lack of subtlety this sports documentary would be so much better. As it stands HBO are always bringing the absolute fire with sports documentaries. They will buy all of them. If you have HBO MAX check this one out. It brings forth an interesting conversation about equal pay and it’s a discussion one needs to have. Check this one out! These ladies bring a charisma and a likeability not to mention they are technically gifted futbol players. Stand out is of course the captain Megan Rapinoe who is the current face of what this team is.

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