RT on DVD: New In Town vs. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus!
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If soccer is still the second-class citizen among popular American sports, then rugby's got to be even farther behind; how many people know what a scrum is, let alone can follow the confusing rules of a game that plays like a soccer-football hybrid with no pauses and no pads? The makers of Forever Strong must have been betting that the strength of their film would not depend on the popularity of the sport (which, incidentally, yours truly played in college) but the critics say the tale of a juvenile delinquent (Sean Faris), who joins a rugby team only to face off against his own coach father in the championships, falls victim to the same sports movie clichés that we've seen a hundred times. Neal McDonough, Arielle Kebbel, Gary Cole, and Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley co-star, while Rudy himself, Sean Astin, shows up as a guidance counselor.
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