Spending $7.50 for the matinee is worth this movie. Hollywood rarely produces real characters this decade. This movie breaks the mold. The main character, Calvin Chetney, joins the wrestling team. Cal previously lived a very academic life. He won a geology award, and spent his winnings to build a small cat fish pond, with which he earns a little money.
So, Cal is not a typical athlete. But, Cal needs to restore the relationship between his mother and older brother, Mike. Mike is elder by about 12 or 15 years. He spent eight years drinking and working random jobs.
Enter "Red". Red is a random fisherman who happens to see a scuffle between Calvin and another teen who is on the wrestling team. This begins a casual friendship between Red and Cal.
There is a lot of character development, social commentary, and family building in the film. I really enjoyed it, and dropped a few tears at three or four places in the story.
If you wrestled, or if you played another sport, you will get a little more out of the action as Cal develops as a wrestler.
No car chases, just a good film. Kudos to producers.