Best friends and teammates Rick (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) and Lars (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl) become bitter rivals when Rick’s free-spirited lifestyle lands him in juvenile detention. There a concerned counselor (Sean Astin, Lord of the Rings, Rudy) and a national championship rugby coach (Gary Cole, Office Space) recruit Rick for a new team — and a new direction.
Based on actual events surrounding the perennial powerhouse Highland Rugby program (379 wins — 9 losses, and 18 of the last 24 national championships), Forever Strong is a film that combines heart-stopping, on-the-field action with a life-changing story of victory.
This movie is about a troubled youth named Rick who finds God and learns that radical change is possible. The film features some nice themes including some young men who act as good Samaritans and help a woman that is having car trouble.
The film focuses on the Highland Rugby program and features a strong performance by Sean Astin as a concerned counselor. The Highland coach is a good example and teaches Rick and the rest of the team to work hard and to be good people, not just good athletes.
However, despite the nice themes, this one contains violent content hitting a three in our content listing and the drug use, which includes underage drinking and the use of narcotics, also hitting a number three in the content arena. It contains a strong faith message however, and therefore we recommend it for our Faith Based Seal. Share its message with a friend or loved one today!