Reviewed byAnthony Pittore III (Shattered_Wake)Vote: 8/10/10
As a life-long football fan (though a casual one compared to how somefans are), the rating & synopsis made me jump at the opportunity tocheck out Don Argott's documentary about a few prospective NFL playersand their time before the draft.
These players were all top-level at some point (or all points)throughout their college career and they are all possessing the genuinechance to enter the league. . . after four years of college, four yearsof high school, Pop Warner, touch, tag, backyard, sandlot, everything.. . it comes down to "Two Days in April." With desperation and drama,humour and sadness, excitement and success, "Two Days in April" is afantastic documentary that will fascinate football fans and non-fansalike.
Final Verdict: 8/10.
Reviewed byplanktonrulesVote: 7/10/10
I learned quite a bit about the draft process that college footballplayers go through--and this is probably the most interesting thingabout this film. Believe it or not, most of their college career turnsout to count for very little and the process by which they are assesseddoes seem a bit like watching people buying cars! However, the filmalso seemed, at times, like a promotional film for the IMG Academy andtheir services.
The film centers on four NFL prospects who all worked with IMG to helpthem train and best present themselves in the upcoming draft. TravisWilson, Clint Ingram, DonTrell Moore and Derek Hagen are not typical ofthe guys you usually associate with the draft. It's unlikely any ofthem will go in the first round but they are expected to be drafted inthe mid to late rounds--and these sort of guys often get very littleattention from the media. The film tracks their efforts and followsthem through the draft days. And, by the film ends, you learn a tinybit about their first forays into the NFL. However, since this came outon video shortly after the draft, you will need to read up on the guysto find out how well they eventually did.
Follows the story of 4 college football players signed by the sports agency IMG, as they bring them to a training facility in Florida and both physically and mentally prepare them for the NFL draft.