Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Movie Review: Backwards

by M. J. Joachim

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Director: Ben Hickernell
Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek

In this 2012 Sports Drama about big dreams, high hopes and strong determination, viewers of Backwards witness a soft tale exposing the human response to shortfalls the unexpected surprises that sometimes come from them.

The main character, Abby, is determined to make the Olympic Rowing Team. She’s tried for years, sacrificing much of life’s (other) offerings along the way. At the ripe old age of 30, her last chance appears to have slipped away, which takes a huge toll on her emotionally and mentally. 

It’s time to move on, but rowing is all she’s ever done. The obvious choice is to coach a girl’s high school rowing team; in doing so, she learns a lot about more than just being a rower. 

Backwards is a gentle story about the fragility and resilience of the human spirit. It is a heart-warming tale about second chances, overcoming defeat and putting things (and people) in our lives, in proper perspective.

Backwards gets the following rating:

Story: 3.0
Acting: 2.5
Pace: 2.0
Overall Average = 2.5

Rating Scale: 

1 – Horrible
2 – Okay
3 – Good
4 – Wonderful

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M. J.

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