an interesting documentary about an interesting game. in the final analysis the game is just another ivy league game that had a wacky final two minutes, but it’s not like there was a lot on the line. however, there are all sorts of ancillary stories that make it an interesting story. like tommy lee jones being one of the harvard guards, and he was roommates with al gore. and then there’s the yale lineman who was going out with meryl streep or the yale linebacker who was good friends with gw bush, who was also attending yale at the time. these upper-crusters are an incestuous bunch. yale is shown as the more conservative school and harvard as the liberals. it’s the 60s, etc. all these little side stories told alongside the game which itself was interesting.
it’s the kind of little story that encapsulates a time and place well, is fairly entertaining and would have otherwise been lost as these guys died off.