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Once I sat through the movie, I can safely say that Rowing Through is deadly boring. The movie drags on for ever. To us rowers, it is a known fact, that rowing skills shown by actors in motion pictures are mostly horrible. (The only capable actors were M.Streep and G. Davis.) Besides having made some pocket change back then as an extra, I am VERY HAPPY that NO ONE (in the small world of rowing) can tell that I was even remotely part of this failed attempt to portray a phenomenal Olympic effort.
If I wanted to watch rowing skills I can put in a VHS of the Olympics or maybe last years IRAs. I think the producer / director of "Rowing Through" had other intentions.
To summarize, the rowing is terrible, one develops no affection for any of the characters, and the historical facts are skimmed over. Brad Lewis, the only main character in Halberstam's book to win an Olympic gold medal, is mentioned only as "Paul Enquist's partner". I consider Mr. Lewis one of the lucky ones in this regard. Save your money and read the book instead. Or you can have my DVD copy for free.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Story is a good one, however, actors' technique was so poor it
distracts all but non-rowers. Not a memorable film.
I row and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery, the comraderie and emotion portrayed. The characters were very well developed. The historical setting made it great.Published on September 12, 2013 by mary ann
I felt that there was too much unsaid concerning the relationships among the characters and the circumstances, and that this left the story murky and unsatisfying. Read morePublished on December 30, 2006 by Augusta Era Golian
Rowing is a rigorous sport and extremely competive on both personal and team levels. This film looks at this sport and shows what it takes to row and be competetive.Published on September 2, 2005 by N. McAfee