Playing for Charlie (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Playing for Charlie (2008)





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An extraordinary teenager finds himself torn between familial duty and dreams of the future after his father dies unexpectedly and he's forced to start caring for his mother and his infant brother. All sixteen year old Tony Hobb ever wanted was to play rugby. Now that his father is gone, Tony discovers that remaining a competitive athlete while trying to keep up his grades, working a part time job, and looking after his baby brother Charlie is more responsibility than one man - much less a struggling student - can handle. Later, when Tony is given the opportunity to try out for the State Schoolboy's rugby team, he finds his life beginning to change in ways that he could have never anticipated.


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Taperis gives a performance beyond his years, coming across as a young leading man cut from the 80's John Cusack/00's Aaron Johnson cloth.

August 9, 2010 | Full Review…

It's a rite of passage film, a slightly muted one, but still it's an Australian film that doesn't end in doom and gloom.

May 12, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

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