I can't believe so many people describe "Hoosiers" as one of the best sports movies ever made. Haven't these people seen "The Natural"? "Bull Durham"? "Rocky"? "Eight Men Out"? Hell, "Major League" was a damn sight better than "Hoosiers"! At least it was entertaining.
So, anyway, we turned off "Hoosiers" and instead watched "Igby Goes Down" ... and boy were we glad we did. I would describe "Igby Goes Down" as a sort of Dark Side of Ferris Bueller. We've got the charmingly irresponsible kid, flouting all authority with a wink ... but all is not peachy-keen in the Igby universe. Because irresponsibility might be fun and charming, but it has some dark effects.
"Igby Goes Down" is darkly and irreverently funny, but also surprisingly touching. I think it would have made a good double-feature with "Donnie Darko", though they are very different movies.