My All-American Is A Wonderful Movie Coming To Theaters 11/13/15 #MyAllAmerican #ad

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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and My All American blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

When I was asked to watch the movie MY ALL AMERICAN, I was very interested. Bill and I just loved the heart warming stories from Angelo Pizzo, the writer of RUDY and HOOSIERS, so I was very excited to check out his newest movie and talk about it!

Coming to theaters November 13th, My All American is the true story of Freddie Steinmark, an underdog athlete who has dreams of making it pro even given the obstacles in his way. He gets slammed with a life-changing event that affects not only his ability to play, but all of his relationships and the course of the rest of his life. The kicker for me, as it was in Rudy and Hoosiers, is that the guy that’s not supposed to win perseveres through it all. Despite all the challenges he faces, like we all do in our own lives, he always rises above it, making himself and everyone around him a big, lovable, heart warming winner. To inspire on the field during a game is great, but to also be able to do it in “real” life is just that much more impressive to me. Getting a little teary eyed from feeling good is never a bad thing, right???

If you want to get into the movie as much as I am, please see the official trailer here:

Isn’t this movie inspiring? It really reminded me of my own All American hero, my Nannu. That’s what the Maltese (where my mom is from) call grandpa. He was the best. A run-of-the-mill guy who came from Malta with nothing to start a better life for this family. He worked hard jobs but became a great woodworker, eventually starting his own custom furniture business in New York City. He had a very successful business, owned his houses in Astoria and Malta, and even owned a few buildings in East Harlem, where his workshop was. He was a great father, friend, and Nannu. He built his life up from nothing in the shadows of a war, and made a good life for himself and his family. Against all odds, he did what he dreamed he would do when he went to New York. He loved everything and he loved America. He always said it was the best country in the world. If that’s not a feel-good, All American story to inspire, I’m not really sure what is. Here’s a pic of him with my Nanna, mom, and aunt in NYC!

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Do you have an All American in your community that you want to be recognized?? I think we all have our own All American: someone in our lives who inspires us through their courage, drive, values and integrity in the face of adversity. Nominate your personal hero right here, right now for a chance to win a trip for two to the Hollywood premiere in November!!  Hello!!!

My All American is releasing “in theaters nationwide” on November 13!!!!

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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and My All American blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

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