“Reversal" begins by developing the relationship between seven-year old Leo Leone and his father, the coach of his wrestling team. • At such a young age, Leo learns how wrestling is a metaphor for everything in life • Leo's father is looking to live vicariously through his son. • 10 years later, Leo and his father are still tight but don't have a deep relationship outside of wrestling. • His father loves him, and a college education is an absolute necessity. • When you see Leo's nose bleed in the middle of a conversation, and later, him throwing up after dinner, then you know something is wrong.
Leo begins dating a girl named Shaw who doesn't fit the "cheerleader" mold that most athletes go after. • With her help, Leo is able to realize that he has to make a choice between living his own life, or letting his father continue to live vicariously through him. • "Reversal" is more than just the ins and outs of amateur wrestling. It's about the relationship between fathers and sons, husbands and wives; it's about taking control of your life; it's about sacrifice; and it's about accomplishing the goals you have set for yourself.