Backwards Poster

Release Date: September 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2012

PG|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Failing to make the Olympic rowing team, a young woman (Sarah Megan Thomas) moves back in with her widowed mother and takes a job as a crew coach at her former high school.

Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek, Glenn Morshower, Margaret Colin, David Alan Basche, Alexandra Metz, Meredith Apfelbaum, Alysia Reiner

Director: Ben Hickernell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 13th Night Productions

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  • Backwards - its title referring to the wisdom that life is lived forward but understood backward - has no forward propulsion. show more

  • 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. show more

  • Director Ben Hickernell soft-pedals the material into a blandly feel-good dramedy. As Abigail's spirited young trainees, Alexandra Metz and Meredith Apfelbaum give Backwards their all, but can't row their way clear of its clichés. show more

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