On Tuesday, a montage of scenes from “Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story” appeared on the YouTube channel belonging to the film’s director Mario Bobino. The four-minute clip shows what appears to be a pretty standard, Hollywood-style biopic of the famous football player’s life, albeit on a much smaller budget than most major motion pictures.
Most coverage of the trailer has been negative, suggesting the clip looks unprofessional and low-budget. However we’re going to give it the benefit of the doubt since, in the video’s YouTube caption, the director says the clip “is not a trailer,” and that “it’s only a promotion to spark interest.”
The clip is undoubtedly raw and unpolished. In fact, one scene that takes place at a high school football game lacks background noise from the crowd. So we’ll have to wait and see. The movie currently doesn’t have a release date.
Maybe we’re reading into things a little too much, but the final shot of the trailer recalls the final scene of the Oscar-winning movie “Boyhood.” Lynch is talking to a girl and, for a brief moment, looks directly into the camera.
Here’s the shot from “Family First.”
And here’s the shot from “Boyhood.”
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