Rounding First (DVD)
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(May 10, 2010)
Top Customer Reviews
In the spirit of "Stand By Me," Rounding First is a coming-of-age dramedy set in the summer of 1980. Twelve-year olds Joe, Tiger and Chris break out of baseball camp to secretly trail Joe's parents, who have lied to him about a mysterious trip they're taking. The boys must piece together clues, avoid their parents, dodge the police, trust a stranger - and not destroy their friendships in the process - during an adventurous road trip in their last summer before junior high.
The three boys are wonderfully portrayed by Soren Fulton (Joe), Sam Semenza (Chris) and Matt Borish (Tiger). Filmed on location in and around Allentown, Pennsylvania, the boys are very convincing in their roles. The soundtrack is brilliant and adds to the film's pace and feeling. Highly recommended.
Geoffrey A McGeoch
Jim Fleigner is the man who both wrote and directed this wonderful film that everyone who somehow loves cinema will probably enjoy. Some might just find the film sweet and entertaining, while some will find some deeper layers and aspects that carry this coming-of-age film towards the same level that Rob Reiner's comparable Stand By Me brought to its audience. And regarding the emotional and dramatic aspect, Rounding First has little trouble reaching Reiner's film, probably causing many tears to roll down the face as a result. While everyone will obviously develop their own thoughts on Rounding First, it is impossible to dismiss the amount of love and work that went into bringing this picture to the screen - be it in theatres, or at home.
Rounding First is basically sharing the coming-of-age story of three 12-year old friends who are having a dramatic - but also fun - adventure, trying to find out the truth behind a situation that has left one of the boys in great emotional pain. Taking place in 1980, the boys head out to find out what is really happening - traveling many miles and becoming involved in some powerful and engaging situations.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am the biggest baseball fan on the planet. Baseball movies make up a whole section of my DVD collection, and based on the title and DVD cover of this film, I was led to believe... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by Todd Smith
I FOUND IT TO BE AN EXCELLENT MOVIE. IT HAS SOME "STAND BY ME" ELEMENTS TO IT. I ENJOYED THE MOVIE. I ACQUIRED THE MOVIE AND GOT THE DIRECTOR OF THE MOVIE TO AUTOGRAPH IT FOR ME. Read morePublished on September 6, 2011 by RAY CHARLES TURNER
If you like stand by me you will enjoy this film a lot. I was impressed with this film. Wish they would make more movies like this.Published on November 18, 2010 by Randallsnow20
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Soren Fulton was incredible. Matt Borish was incredible. Read morePublished on March 10, 2009 by Norm
This is a very good film! The performances by the young stars - Soren Fulton and Matthew Borish in particular - are the kind you'd expect to see from seasoned actors much older. Read morePublished on February 26, 2009 by M. Hoffman
Rounding First was a pleasure to watch, both for me (an old man of 36) and my 9 year old daughter. It had something for everyone in the family - humor, action and suspense. Read morePublished on December 11, 2006 by William H. Avery