What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Backwards is a sports drama that's more about a coach's journey than a group of players. Written by and starring a former rower, the movie offers a look at a sport that isn't usually depicted in movies (rowing) and encourages girls to discover their inner athlete. While the content is mild overall -- there's one use of the word "s--t" (as well as some other milder insult language) and a bit of flirting/kissing -- the themes might be a bit too mature (or uninteresting) for the under-10 set.
- Families can talk about why more sports movies seem to concentrate on men/boys than women/girls. Which examples can you think of in both categories?
- Did Backwards teach you anything about rowing you didn't know? Does it seem like a sport you'd want to try?
- Do you think Abi ultimately made the right decision? Should she have chosen her own dream rather than her students'?