Forever Strong details
|Starring:||Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Sean Astin, Neil McDonough, Penn Badgley, Julie Warner, Nathan West, Michael J. Pagan, Max Kasch|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jun 2009|
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Old story freshly presentedBy a customer from Carmarthen , 28 Sep 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]This has a familiarity about it - boy having problems with parents and love, using sport to be thoroughly nasty to all and sundry, and then through a sports coach finding redemption in all ways.
The difference in the game presented is that it is not American football or baseball but rugby played in an American High School who perform the All Black haka. It took me about 15 minutes before I accepted that this was not set in New Zealand but America. The film is highly moral with just for a change the stress not being solely on winning but on being true to oneself and to one's team mates and team.
The setting is Utah and the school is a mormon school though the religous aspect is not rammed down one's throat. All in all a surprisingly enjoyable fan (best to note rugby is my no 1 winter sport)
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the mother of all movie bloopersBy bleugh (1 review) , 07 Aug 2012This is worth watching if you're a rugby fan. massively predictable but they pulled off the rugby scenes, with some exceptions, quite well. The whole film was rendered laughable by the nail-biting end of final match bit where they they had to score in the last minute, continually cutting back to the clock, getting steadier and steadier closer to... 60 minutes.
Ka Mate, Ka MateBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 18 Oct 2011Likeable sports drama that manages to diverge from the standard US sporting plotlines. The presence of a different oval-shaped ball should be seen as a good omen, a sign that the US team behind the project can see beyond the usual stateside horizons (sea to shining sea). Gary Cole brings his usual assurance to the coach's role, and Sean Faris is a convincing lead. I'm afraid Sean Astin will be Sam Gamgee for a long time, but a few more decent roles like this one will help to put that great trilogy in context. Well worth the rental for a Saturday night in.
Great film for rugby fanaticsBy a customer , 12 Jun 2011Great film for the passionate rguby fan. Shame it was done in America and not in New Zealand, but the film was very inspirational. Deffinately worth a watch.
hilarious and not in an intentional way...By a customer , 04 May 2011If you are a rugby fan you will find it hilarious. Bit of a slim plot, seen many times before. The true story aspect is really quite interesting. Extras were worthwhile.
Feel Good StoryBy DelM (5 reviews) from Haslemere , 29 Apr 2010A good, feel good story if you like rugby or just feel good stories. A spoil teenager, captain of his local rugby team for which his father is coach, succumbs to drink and drugs and gets put in juvenile detention. Through the detention supervisor he starts to attend practive for a rival rugby team where he learns more than just rugby. He learns to value his friends and team mates. A great finish and some okay rugby. Worth a watch.