'Spare Parts' strives to overcome big odds

January 15, 2015 4:38 PM

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"Spare Parts," the serviceable but uninspired inspirational film by director Sean McNamara, is a modern-day version of "Stand and Deliver," minus the grit and realism.

In the classic 1980s film, based on a true story, a group of inner-city Hispanic kids in East Los Angeles overcomes big odds to pass the advanced-placement exam in calculus. "Spare Parts," also based on a true story, centers on four undocumented high schoolers in Phoenix who overcome big odds to win...

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