Exam Day Motivational Speeches

Hilarious Bar Exam Parody,
Motivational Movie Clip Mash-Up

By Adam Balinski
Updated: July 23, 2019

To provide some comic relief before the Big Day, we offer you this funny and inspirational parody compilation of memorable movie clips from some of our favorite winners and survivors. We dedicate this hilarious and motivating mashup to students taking big exams, especially students taking the bar exam this week. You’ve been studying and working hard the last two months, and now, after a good night of sleep, it’s go time! These quotes perfectly capture what it feels like to prep for and take the bar exam. Good luck on exam day and happy cramming!

Movie scenes:

Rocky Balboa (2006): “It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.”

Independence Day (1996): “We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive.”

Cast Away (2000): “I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope.”

Black Hawk Down (2001): “Everyone feels the same way you do. It’s what you do right now that makes a difference.”

Rocky Balboa (2006): “It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.”

Facing the Giants (2006): “Coach: Give me your heart. Brock: I can’t do it. Coach: You can. You can. Five more. Five more. Come on, Brock. Come on. Don’t quit. Don’t quit. Come on Brock. Two more. One more. Brock : That’s gotta be 50. That’s gotta be 50. I don’t have any more. Coach: Look up, Brock. You’re in the end zone.”

Rocky Balboa (2006): “That’s how winning is done.”

Miracle (2004): “Now, go out there and take [the exam].”

About the author

Adam Balinski is a former TV reporter turned attorney entrepreneur. He founded Crushendo after graduating summa cum laude from BYU Law and scoring in the top 5% nationally on the Uniform Bar Exam. Adam is currently writing a book called, “The Law School Cheat Code: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Crushing Law School.”

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