Part of the movie’s charm, in fact, is its ability to balance the different facets of Lin’s personality, without bombarding the audience with trivia. Indeed, “Linsanity” spends substantive time exploring Lin’s Chinese and Taiwanese heritage, his relationships with his two brothers, and in particular how his faith accompanies and maintains him in each and every up and down of his basketball journey.
“Linsanity” is fundamentally not about how Jeremy Lin shocked the world by playing extraordinary basketball in February last year. No, it’s about a man who pours himself into his sport and in the midst of racial slurs, perpetually finding his talent overlooked, two professional teams releasing him, and an astonishing and unprecedented month in the NBA, chooses to find God over and over again.
I hope it’s not another “Battle Field Earth”.
At the red carpet…