The Philadelphia Inquirer has some questions about the new swim-team movie:
"A generic against-the-odds underdog sports drama, Pride stars Terrence Howard as Ellis, depicted here as a careerless young man who stumbles into a job for the city's Recreation Department. Basically, he's been hired to clean up and close down the Marcus Foster facility, a dilapidated heap. As a pretty councilwoman (Kimberly Elise) tells him, Marcus Foster has become "a nesting ground for drugs, thugs, and the lowest common denominator." Demolition is the solution.
But then Ellis spies its old, empty pool, and a bunch of kids outside shooting hoops in the sweltering summer heat. What if he filled the pool and let them swim around?
And what if they started splashing around and showed real talent?
And what if they formed a swim team, and a training regimen, and could compete at local meets?
And what if they overcame the squalid facilities, the nagging self-doubts, the lure of the street, and the racism represented by an all-white, all-snooty Main Line team (coached by Tom Arnold) to achieve a modicum of glory?"