Item description for Her Best Move by Norm Hunter, Leah Pipes & Scott Patterson...
Overview 15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, new love and her parents before making her decision. "Her Best Move" combines teen romance and coming-of-age family drama with the excitement of the world's most popular sport. It is the story of how a fifteen year old girl, coached by a loving father and yet drawn by the appeal of a normal life of a high school teen, finds the confidence she needs to choose the right path in life.
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Actors: Fox Faith, Scott Patterson, Daryl Sabara, Lalaine, Leah Pipes
Directors: Norm Hunter
Cinematographers: Paul Ryan
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: G (General Audience)
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Running Time: 101.00 minutes
Record Label MGM (Video & DVD)
Format AC-3 / Color / Dolby / DVD / Full Scr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.45" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 13, 2012
Publisher Word Entertainment
ISBN13 0883904109815 UPC 883904109815
Availability 0 units.
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Moving Nov 29, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised! I've found that many of the movies for teen girls out there focus on appearance and send the message that a girl needs to be pretty and have a guy fall for her in order to be validated as a person. While this movie has a little of that, it is overall a fantastic guide, especially to tweens and teens, about rough times and decisions and how to deal with them. Themes touched on are sportsmanship, friendship, jealousy, apologizing, forgiveness, family problems, goals, timing of goals, the work that meeting goals takes, team work, etc. I debated giving the film 4 stars rather than 5 because the plot isn't exactly original, but a film that leaves me wanting to be a better person deserves 5 stars.
Not As Good As I Thought Jul 31, 2009
Good But Boring
Good Reason:I Liked The Wy The Girl In The Story Had A Lot Of Potential About How She Wanted To Play Football And Continue To Play Instead Of Doing What Her Mam Wants Her To Do.
Boring Reason:It Was About One Storyline "Football"
It Was A Good Film But Just A Bit Boring
Bend it like Leah Pipes Jul 19, 2009
Most times I tend to stay away from the Disney Channel and all its saccharine goodness, and at the best of times I'm only a casual fan of soccer. But family obligations had me parked in the living room one evening and checking out this movie, and it wasn't really so horrible a time. HER BEST MOVE doesn't flash the sublime cinematic creds of Bend It Like Beckham (Widescreen Edition) or the Amanda Bynes-powered appeal of She's the Man (Widescreen Edition), but it's still a positive and very watchable dramedy and ideally suited for family viewing, especially if you have little girls and if they're into soccer.
15-year-old Sara Davis may be a soccer phenom (and a bit of a ballhog) but, in many ways, she's your typical teenaged girl, trying not to get mown down by pressures of school and social peers and all that stuff we all went thru when we were that insecure age. Sara carries the added baggage of a taskmaster of a dad who relentlessly pushes her in her sport. But Sara genuinely loves soccer and has a long shot at making the National Development Team, and so she falls in line, sacrificing her time at being just a normal girl and hanging out with her best friend, missing out on her dance classes and on a possible romance with that reclusive but cute teen photographer. The predictable fallout is that Sara is gradually succumbing to stress, what with her being bombarded from all sides, expected to meet all sorts of obligations. Sadly, not even her supportive mom's sneaking dollops of ice cream into those yucky nutritional blended drinks is enough of an upside.
HER BEST MOVE doesn't try to pull a fast one on you. It's a solid picture, straightforward and familiar thru and thru, from Sara's character arc to the ultra-competitive on-field rival to that all-important big final game. Also familiar are those themes of self-discovery, personal choice, and parents exerting too much pressure on their kids to excel in youth sports, to the detriment of these kids' enjoyment in simply being kids. And, frankly, the soccer matches won't dazzle anyone. It all comes down to the cast's performances, and, at the movie's core, is Leah Pipes's performance. Leah Pipes isn't a Barbie playing at soccer. There's a realness to her and an honesty in how she demonstrates her character's self-consciousness and anxieties and in her tentative steps toward romance. She grounds this movie. To quote from her interview with the popculturemadness website: "I was so thrilled to get the part of Sara because I was able to combine my two passions: acting and soccer." And sure enough, Leah is pretty convincing as a soccer player. It helps, too, that, even with its crop of clichés the film doesn't get too preachy or silly and that the screenplay doesn't resort too much to overwrought and contrived high school schtick. In summing up, there's enough here that's thought-provoking and substantial and engaging to separate HER BEST MOVE from the pack of run-of-the-mill teen flicks endlessly parading thru the Disney Channel.
Soccer Mom Review of "Her Best Move" Apr 5, 2009
Its a very good family movie. Especially if your children are into soccer! :-)
what I expected!! Nov 18, 2008
This movie was pretty much what I expected! My 5 yr old loved it and it was nice not to have to worry about any "adult subjects" popping up! Would definitely recommend it!