This small-scale drama is based on acclaimed sports writer-turned-novelist Nick Hornby's 1992 memoir (a UK best seller), in which his fanatical support of heart-breaking soccer team Arsenal looms larger than life itself. Paul Ashworth (Colin
Firth), who's in his 30s and has nothing to show for it in the way of personal accomplishments or family ties, is only incidentally a middle-school English teacher. His passion is soccer and his team is Arsenal, the losingest guys around; his love affair with the game dates back to the day his
divorced dad decided they should bond over a match. Instead, the community of Arsenal fans became Paul's new family, a more satisfying o...