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Back of the Net

Back of the Net (Louise Alston, 2109) wr. Alison Spuck McNeeley, Casie Tabanou; Sofia Wylie, Christopher Kirby, Melissa Bonne; family

A new student at a soccer academy is determined to beat her rival's team in the national tournament.

With women's sport gaining the international profile it has long deserved, here is a simple, feel-good feature film to warm the hearts of cinema goers. Back Of The Net does not try to be anything it is not. Sofia Wylie of the Andi Mack (Disney Channel) series plays Cory, an accidental soccer star, in this clean-cut Australian production. Through an odd quirk of fate, science nerd Cory flies to Australia to study oceanic phenomena, but gets on the wrong transfer bus on exiting Sydney airport. Her new destiny is a soccer academy in the regions. Cory has no option but to grin and bear her new plight. Making friends and proving herself, learning key life lessons while taking risks and helping others along the way form the foundation for this narrative. And yes there is a winner-take-all game to climax our hero's journey. Chris Greenwood.

Garry Gillard | New: 16 August, 2018 | Now: 22 November, 2019