Grade • A-
DVD • “Linsanity” is a story that is so Hollywood, if it weren’t true it would be laughed out of theaters. And filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong has made a very good documentary about a great story. Great stories, as a matter of fact.
This is the story of Jeremy Lin, an underdog basketball player who made good. It’s a story of racism. A story of faith. A story of a down-to-his-last-chance player who — after years of struggles — became an overnight sensation.
And, more than anything, the story of a nice guy who becomes a hero. This was the feel-good movie of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. And the fact that it’s a real story is the most unbelievable thing about “Linsanity.”