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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.
However, there are some parts of the movie that seem to drag a bit and the acting is 'okay.' Think some of this is due to the fact that there are a number of rowing athletes playing parts in the movie so their acting experience doesn't quite match their rowing abilities.
Still, I would consider it a story worth watching just for the beautiful rowing scenes and to learn more about this sport.
She (wisely) chooses the Olympics and then her teammates give her a hard time. Well, it wasn't up to them. It was up to the coach.
So she bails on that so she can go coach the high school team.
The boyfriend reluctantly lets her do it, after being prodded by the girls to give her a chance. He had already cut her off personally and professionally.
So, she gets back together with the boyfriend, she coaches the team, and two of the girls go on to win the Olympics - in other words, she helped them to fulfill their dreams, and lost her own. It's like the mother who says that maybe their kid can cure cancer someday rather than being a subject in her own right who tries to cure cancer herself.
This movie is a great example of encouraging women to give up on their dreams and settle for a guy who doesn't support you. Many women have had too much of that female training and lost too many of their own dreams. Don't coach a high school tournament and give up your chance to win the Olympics. Lousy movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully done! Family-friendly, too...cinematography for the rowing is excellent.Published 12 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 13 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 16 months ago by Jacki
entertaining movie in general, but don't expect much if you are in it for the rowing shots!!!!!Published 24 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 on May 27, 2014 by Katherine Harvey