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Alex & Me is a movie about soccer. MacKenzie plays soccer. We support her and love attending her games. It can be challenging to balance sports with the everyday family life.
In the movie Reagan (Siena Agudong) and her brother Matt Cornet (Logan Wills) both enjoy sports. She plays soccer and Matt is the star Quarterback of the high school football team. Matt is deciding on his college choice.
Reagan is the “shadow” of her brother. She misses out on the opportunity to join Crush, a club team. She’s upset when she doesn’t make the cut.
Beyond sports, Reagan is a teenage girl and when a young boy, Ben, moves to town and starts at Reagan’s school, she finds herself liking him.
Then there’s Claire. Claire also likes the same boy and happens to be the star striker on Crush.
Raegan loves soccer and wants to play, and have her father be there for her the same way he is for her brother. She’d also like to have Ben notice her.
Will she have to choose?
Alex & Me is a great movie, especially if you have a daughter in sports.
Alex & Me Synopsis:
Soccer superstar Alex Morgan scores her movie debut with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the full-length feature film Alex & Me on Digital starting June 12, 2018 and Blu-ray™ & DVD on June 19, 2018.
Also featuring Nickelodeon star Siena Agudong (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and the upcoming Star Falls), the film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination, and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.
Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan.
When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!
An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women’s National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League.
Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film’s director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother’s Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.
Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan’s brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan’s soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan’s mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan’s father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan’s arch-rival, Claire.
Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing had the following to say:
“Alex & Me is a heartwarming film that will inspire young children to follow their dreams. We think Alex Morgan fans, soccer enthusiasts, and young girls alike will fall in love with this story about hard work friendship and family.”
Alex & Me Cast:
Alex Morgan, Siena Agudong, Jerry Trainor, Matt Cornett, Colin Critchley, Chuiti Tiu, Jim Klock, Jessica Treska
Alex & Me Bonus Features
- Getting To Know Alex
- Aspire To Inspire: Success In Hard Work
- Soccer, Script To Set: A Playbook On Alex & Me
Alex & Me Available on DVD, BluRay and Digital
Pick up Alex & Me for family movie night and enjoy this movie that is filled with heart!