Best friends Rick and Lars become bitter rivals when Rick's free-spirited lifestyle lands him in juvenile detention. But can a concerned couselor and a national championship rugby coach recruit Rick for a new team---and a new direction? A stand-up-and-cheer film about loyalty, courage, and conviction. Based on actual events. Dove approved. Rate PG-13 (thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and some disturbing images). Approx. 112 minutes. DVD Features:
Excellent movie. Great film quality - did not look like any kind of low budget movie. Very appropriate for our times in our world. Current and up to date subject matter. Our daughter is 22 and she also really enjoyed this movie. Definitely will share it with friends.
I'm not a real sports fan so I was a little skeptical about this movie. Boy was I surprised!! It made me laugh, cry and get goose bumps. I ordered several movies from Christianbook.com and this was my favorite, by far. I watched it by myself on a road trip, but want my whole family to see it now. It was awesome!!
This is a fairly clean film. There is no cursing and no sex but there is one obscene hand gesture, underage drinking, and passing references to recreational drug use. It is very inspirational, has great acting and will engage even those unfamiliar with rugby. Character building and clean living are greatly emphasized. However, it is not a Christian film. I viewed it with the hope of putting it in our church library and that is not going to happen. Jesus is not mentioned. However, karma and calling on one's ancestors via a Maori chant are beliefs that are voiced. The real-life coach upon whom the movie is based is a Mormon.
Out of all the "Christian" movies I've bought for my 2 teen boys, this is still their favorite. My 16 yr. old told me the other day that he recommended it to a few of his friends...that says a lot in my book! It's fast paced and the acting is very good. A good movie about loyalty and encourages teens to do the right thing in tough circumstances. It does show some of the guys without shirts on, so if you're watching with young girls you might want to view first. There's also some teen drug & alcohol use at the beginning, it's not over the top, just enough to make a point. We really enjoyed this movie!