2 1/2 stars
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke.
Director: Peter Berg.
Length: 1 hour, 57 minutes.
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Web site: www.fridaynightlights movie.com.
Theaters: Cary: Crossroads. Chapel Hill: Lumina. Timberlyne. Durham: Southpoint. Willowdaile. Wynnsong. Morrisville: Park Place. Raleigh: Brier Creek. Carmike. Grande. Mission Valley. Roxboro: Palace. Smithfield: Howell.
Rating: PG-13 (thematic issues, sexual content, language, some teen drinking, rough sports action).