Ball Don’t Lie
Ball Don’t Lie – Movie Review
Ball Don’t Lie schools us in the pitfalls of a broken foster care system; one that finds our hero, Sticky (newcomer Grayson Boucher), moving from one dysfunctional situation to the next.
“Ball Don’t Lie” is one of those films that can’t decide if it is a documentary or not. The story is that of a white kid, where we understand in flashbacks, has had a very hard time. He has been in four different foster cares, his mother is on the street, and we don’t actually find out what happened to his mother until the final several minutes of the movie. The big reveal shouldn’t come as much of a shock, and this is a guy that feels that somehow basketball redeemed him. It is a rather naive version of obsessive behavior, as well as the redemptive power of integrated sports. It has a gritty feel to it, and is extremely realistic, through well acted performances. I am not sure it is a movie for everyone, but it is probably best watched on DVD. Three stars.