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A great family movie with such a wonderful inspirational message!
Abi bonds with her students and prepares them for an upcoming match when she suddenly gets a chance to be in the Olympics as a starter. She wants to leave for the Olympics, something that would be a major selling point for the school, but the movie makes her out to be a selfish individual who would rather piddle around as a once in a lifetime Olympic athlete instead of teaching rowing in high school.
Sarah Megan Thomas was all wrong for the part, lacking muscle tone and visible upper body strength. This is a movie to show your kids to let them know how much they ruined your life and dreams, so they better appreciate it.
It is supposed to be a feel good film, perhaps for teachers. 5 stars for after school movie fans.
A failed Olympian-to-be woman rower is forced to take less desirable, personal choices in life; however, she discovers unexpected richness in pursuing teaching/coaching with some tough decisions to make.
The film is well shot(Philidelphia backdrop), - the acting realistic with a heroine, Sarah Megan Thomas, who sometimes gets on my nerves with her motives and self-centeredness- true to form. Jason Van Der Beek(Where's Mrs. Miracle when you need her?) co-stars and does fine as the counter balance and romantic interest.
Yes, it's all kind of by the numbers. We've seen this before many times, but that's ok. Good to encourage one to work hard to achieve something. 3 1/2 stars. PG for mild language. It shows a little drinking. They include a 'making of' feature which I always appreciate.
The movie provides an inspiring story line for young women on pursuing and achieving your dreams by applying some hard work. There is also a great lesson in there for us older women about sacrifice and choice for what is truly important later in life.
Overall, I was very pleased with the movie and can't wait to see it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully done! Family-friendly, too...cinematography for the rowing is excellent.Published 6 months ago by HHS
I was a Background Actor in this film I bought it to see myself, but it is a cute movie and story line. It was shot in Philadelphia, PAPublished 7 months ago by Tara Broadway
I have a soft spot for sports romance films - both the leads are great. I really admire the woman who played Susan - I'm guessing she was the athlete trained to act.Published 11 months ago by Jacki
entertaining movie in general, but don't expect much if you are in it for the rowing shots!!!!!Published 18 months ago by robertt
Enjoyed the rowing side of things, even though the one actress in the bow was clearly just taught a few weeks prior. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Katherine Harvey
Not a great flick but seems to be well accepted by younger athletics. Story line is specific to the sport of crew but there is a pompus opinionated mother vs passionate daughter... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jeff Harris
Quick Overview: For years Abby Brooks has trained for a spot on the U.S. Olympic rowing team. She misses the mark and is picked for alternate. Again. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. West