Take The Bad News Bears
, age the kids up five or six years, make them all girls, swap out Little League for high-school basketball, and you've got The Winning Season
, a thoroughly likable little movie that's a better retread of Michael Ritchie's baseball classic than Richard Linklater's remake.
Bill (Sam Rockwell) may not have hit rock bottom, but he could scrape his knuckle on it with a short jab. The alcoholic works at a restaurant as a dishwasher and takes every opportunity to finish whatever beer might be left in the glasses of customers whose table he's bussing. When an old friend (Rob Corddry) offers him the chance to coach varsity girls...