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Forever Strong

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Forever Strong

Forever Strong

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
112 minutes
performer:
Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Penn Badgley
director:
Ryan Little
distributor:
Crane Movie Company
author:
62418
genre:
Sports, Drama

We gave it a C+

Hoping to reduce his sentence in juvie for a DUI, a hot-tempered high school rugby star (Faris) agrees to lace up for his warden’s old team. Like Varsity Blues and Friday Night Lights, the movie tackles its sport with a religious fervor that treats the field like a church, the coach a prophet, and the inevitable playoff match a sacrament. But Forever Strong, based on real-life events, also shares the secret sin of many a pigskin pic: Despite all the macho posturing, the corny story is just as sappy as anything on Lifetime. C+

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