Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Forever Strong

I watched this movie yesterday at HBO and it was SUPERBLY INSPIRATIONAL. Well, I'll take The Blind Side as a much much more inspirational movie or maybe Akeelah and The Bee, but Forever Strong is okay, because the movie has it's own message and what inspired me is that how they respect their rules, they abide them and being honest at all times is one of the rules. I'll tell you later about the three major rules that I've learned from this movie, the rules are compulsory for all Highlanders, Highlands - a champion rugby team, and fyi, this movie is based on a true story : )

Forever Strong is a sports film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and released on September 26, 2008. The film stars Sean Faris, Gary Cole, Neal McDonough, Sean Astin, Penn Badgley and Arielle Kebbel. The film is about a troubled rugby union player who must play against the team his father coaches at the national championships. Forever Strong is based on a compilation of individual true stories.

Talented but troubled high school rugby player Rick Penning (Sean Faris) loses his position as the star of an Arizona rugby union team when he is sentenced to a boys' Juvenile Detention Center in Salt Lake City.[1] Rick ends up playing for Salt Lake's notable Highland rugby team, coached by Larry Gelwix (Gary Cole), in the national championships—against his old team, who is coached by his father, Richard Penning (Neal McDonough). Emily (Arielle Kebbel) is Rick's love interest, and Marcus (Sean Astin) is his guidance counselor

Okay, not much for an info actually but th main event is about this hunk, Rick played by Sean Faris and he is the Captain for Arizona rugby team. But then he is sentenced to a Juvenile Detention Center and ends up playing for Highlands. Err like what you've read up there. Well, this story is very inspirational especially to guys out there who's searching for a good movie to watch. However, some parts in the beginning of the movie and at the end, ada yang kena tutup mata ye - -"" I'll tell you guys about that later. And the movie trailer? Well, it's not like I don't want to show, it's just that there's this part the girl's dress is inappropriate so tak yah la nak tengok. But the movie? Okay, let me tell you which part is save to watch, okay?

The good thing aboud this movie is that no bed scenes or what so ever, because if it does, I wouldn't want to risk my life to go to hell later won't I? Only that starting of the movie, after a rugby match, there's a part where they went to a pool party, so of course you would see bathing suits around - -""" So, please, dah agak2 nampak swimming pool je, terus off for 5- 8 min?? Then part where Rick and his girlfriend balik naik red convertible, itupun skip je lah coz girlfriend dia pakai skirt pendek sume, and besides, lepas tu dorg accident so tak rugipun you guys tak tgk part tu ok? So when you see Rick and his girlfriend on the red car, terus off lagi for like 6 min? Okay then it is safe for you guys to watch :) heheh Oh but just reminding especially to guys? Be careful coz ada antara tengah2 movie tu ada girls pakai skirt or shorts mcm tu so if I watch pun kena tekan 'info' utk halang aurat dia tu so should you - -"" So you can actually watch peacefully until about the end of the movie, Rick came home and meet up with his friends and girlfriend again and again, the girls wear inappropriae clothings, tank tops and short skirts :p So itu pun tolong lah cover jap dalam 7 min je. Hehe so, this movie really really has a good message to youths out there, about no dealing with drugs, drinks and even smoke! How the team got great team spirit because of being 'clean' and helping the communities and work hard. They work hard to achieve the best : ) Now, that's a quote. And another quote that I like from his movie is - "Soccer is for kids, Football is for wimps and Rugby is for real man" - err no offence to my guyfriends who play football ok? In fact football in this context refers to american football. And soccer? heheh ^ ^""

Sean Faris. YIKESSSS! ^ ^

Hehe well you actually have to go and see this yourself. And remember my "safe parts to see" okay? : )
Oh this is also another captivating part about this movie - apart from the Hotty Hot Hotty Sean ( = ="" )
- they also has HAKA MAORI - it's a traditional dance form of the Māori of New Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. (don't worry I got this from Wiki ) :P

okay some description about this Haka that they show in the movie : the guy in the blue shirt who also chant (quietly) the haka chants is Rick's father, also the opponent of Highland's Coach :)

Well, this is the real Highland Rugby Team's Haka 2009 :D

"The team typically attracts up to 120 young men to the sport every spring. Highland has emerged into the premier high school age rugby team in America. It’s 34-year varsity record is an amazing 392 wins and just 9 loses for a winning percentage of 98%. Highland has never had a losing season record."
HOW AMAZING IS THAT? haha yeah I know. This is just too good to be true. I got this fact in Highland Rugby website, you can read the full History of Highland Rugby at their website. And like the Legend of the team is the coach ; Larry Gelwix, who has been coaching over 30 years!

Meet the actor who played Gelwix : Gary Cole

Well he looks better in the movie though - -""

Meet the real Gelwix :

Oh! Isn't he cute for an old man? : D

Haha, oh well - -""" I hope you enjoy this post and insha Allah my coming post is my second short story after the first one : Flashback by Raihana Nadhira. Well, keep on viewing my blog ; )

ps: Flashback by Raihana Nadhira is a December 2010 post. So if anyone of you interested to read it, go and scroll untill the bottom of my blog, and search for it : ) heehee.


  1. Now, you've got a job too :D
    well, from ur review, I can see that it's a good movie to watch.
    the best sentence in this post yang,
    " bukak info tuh "
    interesting, cool, and funny..

  2. HAHAH wow. igtkan tak fhm part "info" tu hehe. Kalau ade perempuan pakai skirt pendek je, bukak info jadi penghadang jap hehe ^ ^""

    yeah its a good movie. u should watch it :D Kat hbo semalam.

    alah, yr blogg is wayyy better than mine!

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  4. haha anytime kawan. thanks :D