In spite of its prosaic dramatic trappings, Legendary is brought to fitful life with perceptive performances from its ensemble cast that includes a strong turn from an underrated John Cena (pictured). Patricia Clarkson knocks an especially solid homerun as Sharon, a small-town mother of two polar-opposite sons.
Eldest son Mike (Cena) has been disenfranchised from his family for years since the accidental death of his father, who coached him to great success as a high school wrestler.
Legendary is a small film about the ability of a youngest child to reunite his
family through his commitment to a sports tradition. Extraneous
voice-over narration and a heavy-handed musical score are the weakest
aspects to an otherwise balanced family drama. Grade: B-
Opens Sept. 10. Check out theaters and show times, see the trailer and get theater details here.