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“I don’t want your life!”
I always thought that this was the best line in Varsity Blues because of James Van Der Beek’s strange delivery, but this is the theme of the movie, right? A person being encouraged into liking a role because everyone else besides him thinks it’s the best job in the world, but all he wanted was to have fun with his friends. A normal student with a normal relationship doing normal teenage things.
As the backup quarterback at West Canaan High School, Jonathan Moxon is hated by his coach, resented by his father who expected to live vicariously through his son’s football success, and ignored by his classmates. When starter and best friend Lance Harbor is injured midseason, Moxon takes over as the team’s quarterback and his unexpected success brings everything that his dad wanted for himself: Attention of the head cheerleader who had been dating Harbor, offers to continue playing football at a top college, and respect from the head coach who was berating Mox in the beginning of the movie.
Moxon had also won over the dads who were mocking him and his father when he was the backup, proving in the movie that in Texas: You are not a person…You are a position.
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That’s why the movie has multiple characters who were once stars on the football team and they can’t let go of their roles decades later, like Harbor and Moxon’s fathers, as well as a guy who keeps going to high school parties even though he’s almost 40. But all that past glory gets him is “hit in the nuts”.