Kristie Phillips – Spitfire 1994

Charlie Case (Kristie Phillips) is a star gymnast whose father, Richard Charles (Lance Henriksen), is an international spy.

Richard has discovered the launching codes to a number of Ukrainian missiles, which he’s trying to keep from falling into the hands of enemy terrorists. Charlie unwittingly becomes involved in Richard’s schemes …

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The Bronze – not recommended

This R-rated low budget film is absolutely not recommended for kids. The majority of adults will find it disappointing, as well.

I did like Katherine Grable as the stunt double. But that’s about it.

The Bronze is a 2015 American sports comedy-drama …

Former gymnastics Bronze Medalist Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) has been living off her celebrity status in her hometown of Amherst, Ohio, though she is reduced to going through the mail her mailman father delivers for spending money.

When her former coach Pavleck (Christine Abrahamsen) suddenly commits suicide, a letter arrives addressed to Hope stating that if she can guide Pavleck’s best student, a young gymnastics star named Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) to the Olympics in Toronto, she will receive a $500,000 inheritance. …

On … Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 32%, based on 84 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The site’s consensus reads, “Enthusiastically unpleasant and mostly unfunny, The Bronze fails to stick the landing – or much else along the way.”

Gibby – the movie

Gibby. Not Gabby. (THANKS autocorrect. 😦 )

A young teenage girl, Katie, can not snap out of her depression after losing her mother.

Katie has lost interest in school, her friends, and gymnastics. All that changes in the summer when she is asked to monkeysit Gibby, her science teacher’s Capuchin monkey. …

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A few scenes in the trailer are set in the Gymnastics club. (VIDEO)

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Chalk It Up – the movie

I rented Chalk It Up on iTunes for $4.99.

Pretty silly, actually. And not nearly as much Gymnastics as I had hoped.

This film is fun for young female gymnasts. It’s family friendly. But adults may find it juvenile.

Some of the cinematography is well done. The movie was shot in 12 days yet production values are impressive. With very little funding this project was clearly a labour of love.

Congratulations to Maddy Curley and the rest of the team for putting it together. Big shout out for International Gymnastics Camp for providing the Gym.

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Full Out – the movie

Full Out is now on Netflix. And on DVD.

I saw it on an airplane.

It’s great for kids.

Jennifer Beals was excellent as a tough Miss ValAna Golja and stunt double Victoria Moors were quite believable.

The cameos are fun: Alicia Sacramone, Sam Peszek, Jordyn Wieber, etc.

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Ariana Berlin’s comeback story was made for Hollywood: Nearly-fatal car accident ends a young girl’s Olympic gymnastics aspirations. Girl turns to dance but does not give up her other dream of competing for the UCLA Gymnastics team. Girl gets an opportunity to make the team at UCLA and ends up becoming an All-American.

This wasn’t an inspirational movie plot, though; this was real life. …

Sadly Director Sean Cisterna did not bother keeping the Gymnastics accurate. With very little extra cost they could have made the film far more realistic. Wrong Gymnastics will turn off a number of gymnasts and fans. 😦