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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a movie about believing in yourself and pursing your dreams even if people doubt you along the way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Move Made Me Cry!

    When I first saw this movie when I was younger,I didn't consider it this "Amazing" movie,but when I was twelve,I rewatched it and at the end,I swear-I still cry!The movie "Rudy" inspired me so much to believe and find hope in achieving my dreams someday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quiters never win and winners never quit! Go Rudy!

    I'm not going to summarize the plot of 'Rudy' or review the cast of characters in this film. Others on this page have already provided this information and done quite well. By now, everyone knows about the story of Rudy and his dream of attending the University of Notre Dame and playing football for the 'Fightin Irish'. I don¿t think everyone needs to read the same information about this film over and over again in each new post. Although 'Rudy' is a good movie, it¿s not a great movie. First, to me, Rudy Ruettiger comes off kind of crude! First, he barges onto the Notre Dame campus in the middle of the night and 'demands' to be seen 'right now'. Second, he barges in to see coach Parsegian and just pushes his secretary aside (¿me) to make his pitch. Third, he leaves his lifelong girl friend behind at home to pursue his own dreams of an education and then gets upset when she acts on her own dreams though it was a little low of her to go after Rudy's brother. However, although Rudy is a tad insensitive in terms of his social skills, he does have a good heart (why didn¿t they bring this out in the movie :) ). The story of Rudy is very special to me mainly because it closely resembles my own life experience and ultimate success in gaining admission to Notre Dame in 1989. No, I wasn¿t interested in playing football for the Irish like Rudy (I wish) since I was 39 at the time. Like Rudy, I had applied to Notre Dame (Graduate school) and was denied admission until my third or fourth attempt. In the movie when Rudy reads the letter that provides him with the good news about his admission, he was sitting on the same bench I used to sit on to rest while jogging around that lake. More important, the premise that makes Rudy an especially appealing movie to me is that besides being a story that I could personally relate to, the movie is based on the fact that without definite goals, persistence and the drive to be successful, life¿s events are likely to take you in a direction away from your dreams. The message in Rudy is valuable whether you plan to attend college or not. I felt that Rudy was much like Richard Gere in 'An Officer and a Gentleman' in that Richard Gere wanted to fly Jets for the Navy, lost a friend during training, and was constantly on the brink of 'washing out'. Also, like Richard Gere, Rudy 'had no where else to go' if he didn¿t make it into Notre Dame for his Junior year. Sometimes, you just have to go 'all in' with your chips and go for broke when pursuing your life¿s dreams. Also, the sound track really made this movie. Go Rudy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rooting for Rudy Ruettiger

    All of us could learn a lesson or two from Rudy Ruettiger, a teenager who has hopes of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. He is not the smartest kid in his high school nor does he have the best athletic ability, but he does have the most heart, which he uses to achieve his dream of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. Even though his family, friends, and teachers do not believe in his capability to achieve his lifelong dream, he never loses hope. He is his strongest supporter andnever gives up on himself. Rudy shocks everyone by following his heart and achieving what he has always wanted. He works extremely and is admitted into Notre Dame. He eventually walks on to the football team, where he works and practices harder than anyone. By the end of the movie, he has won the respect and admiration of everyone and fufills his dream of playing in a Notre Dame football game with all of his family and friends there to cheer him on. He sets the example that one should not give up on his dream, but should proceed with hard work and determination.

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    Posted June 5, 2009

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