Friday, November 4, 2011

DVD Review: Forever Strong

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Hotshot rugby player Rick Penning (Sean Faris) was the star player of his Arizona high school team until a fateful brush with the law forces him to ponder the consequences of his actions in a Salt Lake City juvenile detention center. Then, the warden (Sean Astin, Rudy) helps the talented-but-troubled player get a second shot by landing a coveted spot on the famed Highland High School rugby team. Now, with help from Coach Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole), Rick sets out to redeem himself and lead his team to the national championship, but first, he'll have to defeat his old team, which is coached by his father.

Inspired by actual events, Forever Strong is a coming-of-age story that sets one teenager's spiritual and emotional growth against the fierce world of rugby. With nothing left to lose, Rick discovers that the greatest victories aren't born on a field, but in the heart.

My Thoughts:

This was a great movie.  It held your attention and was a great inspirational movie for your adults.  The jist of the story was about morals, values and ethics.  It advocated honesty and respect both to oneself and others. The story was about a high school boy that played on a rugby team that was coached by his father.  The boy goes out partying with friends one night and on the way home with is girlfriend gets in a bad accident. He is charged with DUI and sent to a juvenile facility for a year. This facility has a rugby team that is coached by the boy's father's rival coach, which you learn at the end of the movie was a friend of his father's year's ago.  It took quite awhile, but the boy eventually gets involved with the rugby team and begins to change his life and way of thinking. You see comradary  between the boys and even the coach their mentor.  I would highly recommend this movie to families and young adults.

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy of this DVD in order to facilitate in my review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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