Recommended for ages 12 and over
Video Release: 12/11/2012
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe
Writer: Sarah Megan Thomas
Producer: Sara Megan Thomas
Director: Ben Hickernell
Runtime: 89 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: James Van Der Beek, Sarah Megan Thomas, Glenn Morshower
When a fiercely competitive rower fails to make the Olympic team for the second time, she reluctantly takes a high school coaching job. However, adjusting to life off the race course is not easy, when someone else is living your dream.
"Backwards" takes you into the life of one young woman's dream of being an Olympic rower, something she has worked for for many years. But when her dream does not turn out the way she wants she has to find another way of life, one that she is unfamiliar with.
In a sport where one rows backwards to win the race, this film show that sometimes you have to go back in life to find what you really want. It is a story of dreams and how sometimes what a person thought they wanted is not always the way it should be.
We award this movie with the Dove "Family-Approved" 12+ Seal due to some content.
Sex: A couple is seen kissing.
Language: OG/OMG-5; S-5; D-1; H-1
Violence: Parents argue.
Drugs: Drinking wine; bar scene; coaches drinking.
Other: Rower is told to lose weight; quitting because of not getting the position desired.