Movie Review: Forever Strong.  

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From Yahoo! Movies:

Starring: Sean Faris, Penn Badgely, Arielle Kebbel, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images.
Grade: B

Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby; fast, hard-hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison ward Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule and unique code of conduct that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars. Egos clash as bitter competitors struggle to become a team. An unlikely brotherhood is formed with his Highland teammates, just as Rick is released from jail and sent back home to rejoin his former team, coached by his overbearing father. Heading into a faceoff with Highland at the National Championship, Rick is forced to choose where his loyalty lies.

This was one of those movies that I came across as I was adding movies to my queue on Netflix. Three things caught my eye as I was checking this movie out. 1) It's a rugby movie. 2) It's starring Sean Faris and 3) Dan from Gossip Girl is in this movie as well. I'm a huge rugby fan so that was the number one thing that drew me to this movie. I think Sean Faris is a cutie patootie and so I jumped into this movie already excited for it.

I really enjoyed watching this movie. I thought all of the characters were well acted and Sean Faris did a fantastic job as Rick. I thought he was such an asshole in the beginning of the movie when he was playing on his Dad's rugby team and then to see the way him and his friends thought the world revolved around them was so aggravating. I wanted to punch Dan from Gossip Girl in the face so many frickin' times. When Rick gets arrested and then gets sent to that Detention Center in Utah, it made me laugh because everyone that I know who moves to Utah works at one of those detention centers and to see someone I actually know working at the Detention Center in this movie had me laughing like a loon. The great big Polynesian guy that was in this movie's name is Leroy Te'o and I was in his wedding line for his first wedding. LOL!

I liked seeing the slow change that came over Rick's character in this movie. I loved falling in love with him slowly over the course of this movie. The change in his character is what totally made this movie for me. I enjoyed getting to know him and getting to see the changes playing for the Highland rugby team did for him. He wasn't a surface changer either, he made some really big changes in his lifestyle to fit in with these boys and to see him fall in love with his brothers on the Highland team was too effing cute.

This movie is about a wayward boy growing up and learning things about life that every young boy should learn. It's about a boy who was offered a second chance at life, a do over you could say and learning from his mistakes and becoming a better person for it. This movie was cute and a total chick flick because it's got plenty of hotties in it and a sweet ending. I enjoyed it and all of you women out there who love oogling hot rugby players will love this movie.

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Hmmm I've never seen a rugby movie. This sounds interesting!

This movie was cute, you should watch it Ames.

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