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  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.5  (772)
  • 43

Backwards is a heartwarming sports drama from 2012 directed by Ben Hickernell. The story revolves around a passionate rower named Abi Brooks, who has been training for the Olympics for many years. Abi is played by Sarah Megan Thomas, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film. Abi is talented and determined, but she faces significant hurdles in her career. Despite her hard work, she is not selected to participate in the Olympics, and she has to come to terms with the fact that her dream may be over. To make matters worse, her boyfriend and coach, Geoff (played by James Van Der Beek), starts seeing another woman, leaving Abi feeling alone and discouraged.

Feeling lost and unsure of what to do next, Abi moves back to her hometown in Pennsylvania, where she takes a job at a high school teaching physics. While she is there, she meets a group of young rowers who reignite her passion for the sport. Abi decides to start coaching the team, and slowly but surely, she starts to find joy in rowing once again.

As Abi spends more time with the students, she learns valuable lessons about life, love, and the importance of perseverance. She also discovers that the key to happiness is not always achieving one's goals but rather finding fulfillment and purpose in life.

One of the standout performances in the film comes from Glenn Morshower, who plays the school principal, Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy is a gruff, no-nonsense type of guy, but he has a soft spot for Abi and the rowing team. He provides guidance and support to Abi throughout the film, and his character serves as a great example of how even the toughest people can have a kind heart.

Backwards is a beautifully shot film that showcases the breathtaking scenery of the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. The rowing scenes are particularly well-done, and the film captures the grace and power of the sport perfectly. The music also adds to the overall experience, with a mix of upbeat pop songs and emotional ballads that suit the tone of the film.

Overall, Backwards is a touching and inspiring film that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. With its strong performances, stunning visuals, and uplifting message, it is a movie that will leave viewers feeling motivated and inspired to overcome their own obstacles in life.

Backwards is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 43.

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    5.5  (772)
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