S.I.M Rating: 8.12 out of 10 (12 Votes)
Cast: Sean Faris, Penn Badgley and Gary Cole
High school rugby combined with a stereotypical "coming-of-age" storyline is the focus of the 2008 sports film, Forever Strong.
Rick Penning, although a talented rugby player, is also a typical teenager, and when his rush to grow up lands him in a juvenile detention center. Faced with issues he's never had to deal with before, Rick, after the mandatory "attitude adjustment" period, begins to listen to his coach and eventually learns to channel his anger and hostility into more positive pursuits.
One interesting aspect of Forever Strong is the use of the traditional Maori motivational dance which supposedly "fires up" the athletes before going into a match.
Based on the true story of Penning's real-life experiences, Forever Strong's cast features Sean Faris, Gary Cole, Sean Astin and Julie Warner.