MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 51 this week

Backwards (2012)

PG  |   |  Romance, Sport  |  21 September 2012 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 498 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 7 user | 15 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 444 titles
created 22 Jun 2011
 
a list of 308 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 3024 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 28 Jan 2013
 
a list of 9 titles
created 24 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Backwards" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Backwards (2012)

Backwards (2012) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Backwards.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Salem Falls (TV Movie 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.

Director: Bradley Walsh
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, AJ Michalka
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Kane
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard
Mrs. Miracle (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. "Mrs. Miracle" mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker.

Director: Michael Scott
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Erin Karpluk, Doris Roberts
Final Draft I (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An aspiring screenwriter trying to write a new horror script finds himself mentally breaking down after days of isolation in his apartment.

Director: Jonathan Dueck
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Darryn Lucio, Tara Spencer-Nairn
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Will (Josh Hopkins), a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ (Rachel Kitson), his ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hickernell
Stars: Josh Hopkins, Rachel Kitson, Ian Merrill Peakes
Harvest (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Burkin
Stars: Arthur J. Nascarella, Stephen Earnhart, Evan Handler
Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Sara Canning, James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A comedy centered around six 30-something friends who each think the other has it better.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Majandra Delfino, Zoe Lister Jones
The Big Bang (2010)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.

Director: Tony Krantz
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, William Fichtner
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Chad Carter
Stars: Jonathan Avigdori, Kirsten Barrie, Frank Cappello
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Matthew M. Ross
Stars: Billy Eastwood, Lorien Haynes, Kip Pardue
DILF Khakis (2011)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Chad Carter
Stars: Andrew Astor, Keegan Boos, Noel Carroll
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Abi Brooks
...
...
Coach Spriklin
...
Mrs. Brooks
...
Reba
...
Hannah
...
Cox
...
Preston
...
Meghan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meredith Apfelbaum ...
Susan
Armen Badkerhanian ...
Bartender
...
Giselle
Brian Cheng ...
Loud Cashier
Nicole Colina ...
Rude Waitress
Jennette Daley ...
Kelsey
Edit

Storyline

When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rowing | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Define Your Moment

Genres:

Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,190 (USA) (21 September 2012)

Gross:

$61,465 (USA) (5 October 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An entertaining and touching sports romance
12 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Backwards is a charming, upbeat story with heart and substance. Whether you're a sports aficionado, a fan of romantic comedy or a devotee of James Van Der Beek, you'll find something to love. Plus, it is just so refreshing to see such a solid female cast - led by the talented Sarah Megan Thomas in her big screen debut.

Backwards is "Bend it Like Beckham" for rowing. It brings excitement and dramatic tension to the often unappreciated rigors of this sport. After watching the exquisitely filmed racing scenes I now have a much deeper appreciation of the passion and commitment rowing inspires for so many young athletes. Coming so soon after the Olympics, this film reminds us of the sacrifices behind athletic accomplishment and the rewards of true sportsmanship.

The sports theme is only one of several draws. Abi and Geoff (Thomas and Van Der Beek) have great charisma in the movie. The coaching scenes between Abi and "her girls" bring you back to high school and the relationships there formed. Some of the best scenes put in stark relief how competition can strain even the strongest of friendships - and how teamwork can overcome even major setbacks.

Do see this movie. You'll laugh and maybe you'll cry, but mostly you'll leave feeling just a little bit better about life.


6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
great film Dyrling1876
Discuss Backwards (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?