Backwards (2012)

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Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew … More

Rating: PG (for some mild language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports & Fitness
Directed By:
Written By: Sarah Megan Thomas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2012
Box Office: $61.5k
Runtime:
Dada Films - Official Site

Cast


as Abigail Brooks

as Coach Spriklin

as Dianne Brooks

as Mrs. Atkinson

as Vanessa

as Ticket Agent

as Abi's Dad

as Young Abi

as Rude Waitress

as Loud Cashier

as Giselle
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Critic Reviews for Backwards

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

Passably pleasant but thoroughly predictable.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

A movie whose main virtue was its honesty ultimately lands in a place that feels canned and unsatisfying. But on the way there, Backwards isn't so bad.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The biggest problem ... is the characters who populate the film. For the most part, they're one-dimensional caricatures.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Washington Post
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The neatness of the plotting becomes almost comical after a while. Construction is one thing; contrivance is another.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
Boston Globe
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Although this modest indie may not make a huge splash, it just might inspire some hearty younger viewers - especially women - to grab a set of oars and find their bliss.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Hickernell soft-pedals the material into a blandly feel-good dramedy.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Backwards

Nice enough movie. Nothing too exciting...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

This was a very sweet movie. Even Van der Beek did a decent job of not ruining the movie for me. The end was very sappy and just perfect.

Hamee
Heather Metzger

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