6.8/10
75
8 user 5 critic

Rounding First (2005)

| Comedy, Drama, Family | 2006 (USA)
Trailer
2:26 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
Three best friends embark on a road trip to discover the secret which their parents have been hiding.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Michael Bolger ...
Gene Pierce
Matthew Borish ...
Eugene 'Tiger' Pierce Jr. (as Matt Borish)
...
Rascal
...
Joe Koerner
Deborah Lee Johnson ...
Martha Koerner
...
John Koerner
...
Chris Corwin
...
Tommy
...
Quick Mart Clerk
Lou Irizarry ...
Baseball Manager
...
Ticket Taker (as Brian King)
...
Gas Station Attendant (as William S. Mahoney)
Drucie McDaniel ...
Crazy Mae
...
Librarian
Jeff Mindock ...
Catcher
Edit

Storyline

Three best friends embark on a road trip to discover the secret which their parents have been hiding.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

friendship | coming of age | See All (2) »

Taglines:

You never forget your last summer of childhood. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Matthew Borish. See more »

Goofs

Though set in 1980, all the police cruisers during the chase scene are at least 1998 or newer Ford Crown Victorias. See more »

Quotes

Tiger: So who did shoot J.R.?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A sappy melodrama that misses the mark
25 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to seeing this film since it was filmed, and financed, in my home town. First off the good thing about this film: the cinematography is good. However, everything else about this film is poorly formulated. The acting is bad across the board. It would be easy to dismiss the acting of the three children as poor but the adult actors don't seem to have any focus or direction. The script is poorly written. Little kids don't talk that way. The dialog sounds like it was written by an adult. The writer tries to increase the believability of the kid's dialog by adding adolescent phrases which come across as juvenile bathroom humor. The story moves ahead by random melodramatic events and not driven by the inner make up of the characters. The film takes place in 1980 which has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Director Jim Fleigner as twelve years old in 1980 which can explain the time period.

I have heard that the film had been granted an Restricted "R" rating by the MPAA due to showing children with firearms which is why the DVD is labeled as "Not Rated". But this sheds light on the core problem with the film: Fleigner made this film in a vacuum. As his first, and only, film, Fleigner didn't solicited feedback from industry professionals who could of raised the firearms issue as well as identifying an audience for this film. The first step in making a successful film starts with determining who is your audience and what type of film they want to see. I know of no audience group , neither adult nor child, who would sit through a film where children lament about issues that are only found in soap operas.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?