Friday, January 21, 2011

Forever Strong: Movie Review

Forever Strong
1 hour 52 minutes

A talented but troubled high-school rugby star gets a second shot at redemption after being sentenced to serve time in a Salt Lake City boys' home and landing a coveted spot on the famed Highland High School rugby team in this inspirational sports drama from director Ryan Little (Saints and Soldiers, Everything You Want). Rick Penning (Sean Faris ) was the star player on his Arizona rugby team until his life took a turn for the worse. Now, after a fateful brush with the law, Rick finds himself out of the spotlight and forced to ponder the consequences of his actions in a Salt Lake City juvenile detention center. As fate would have it, however, Salt Lake's famed Highland High rugby team could use a player like Rick. With a little help from coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole), Rick may even be able to lead the Highland High team to the national championships. When Rick discovers that the team they'll be competing against is none other than his old team from Arizona, which is coached by his father, Richard Penning (Neal McDonough), the deciding game takes on a newfound sense of gravity in the eyes of the ambitious young athlete.


The Greatest Victories are born in the heart

Favorite Line: I want you to be forever strong on the field so you can be forever strong off of it!

My Review: Talk about having you take a good hard look at yourself if you are a parent. So many times parents push their kids into things they loved, or things they missed out on to fullfill something that is missing inside of themselves. This is not cool!! This movie was moving and entertaining. To find out that it was based off a true story just made it all the better. This is a well made movie that will stick with your family for a life time. Take the lessons learned in this film and pass them along!

My Rating: 4 stars

Until next time...
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Brande said...

Hum, my husband is a Rugger and played in Europe when he was younger so of course he has this movie. I haven't seen it yet, but after reading your post I think I am going to give it a try