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At Theaters: 4/28/2006 On Video: 9/19/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469923
Studio: Touchstone Pictures Inc.
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A former gymnastics prodigy struggles to re-enter the sport where she suffered both personal and professional setbacks—and finds that there are more valuable things to win in life than medals and ribbons.
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Comedy - This gymnastic-themed film is aimed toward girls and teens in general with its anti-establishment message. There isn't quite as much comedy as the commercials suggest, but there are light moments balancing the drama.

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Cast and Crew Heading
Jeff Bridges THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, SEABISCUIT, K-PAX
Missy Peregrym TV's - LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
Vanessa Lengies THE PERFECT MAN, WAITING
Wri/Dir: Jessica Bendinger BRING IT ON
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About The Production
Haley's Family
Prepping To Eat Mat
Shooting STICK IT
Costumes And Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Clothed buttocks closeups.
VIOLENCE: A number of hard falls; no blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol.
ACTION: Some skateboard/bike action.
COMEDY: Wisecracks; banter; physical gags; body function humor.
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Above Average

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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average The movie seems to fear that if it pauses long enough to actually be about gymnastics, the audience will grow restless. It often abandons realism, unless it is possible, which I doubt, that you can do a head-spin on a parallel bar.

USA Today Full Review
Average The movie is about redemption as much as it is about rebellion. Gymnastics fans may enjoy the competition sequences, though the repeated use of kaleidoscopic shots grows boring.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 128 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
72
Very High
97%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
12
Fairly High
92%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
High
92%
30+Adults (M)
2
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
14
High
100%
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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 128 moviegoers: "Stick It" is obviously targeted at teen females and they indeed made up, by far, the largest number of collected opinions and they thought it was great. Almost half gave it the highest rating possible. However, there were a fair number who rated it just average, or a bit lower. FOR TEEN FEMALES, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "STICK IT."

As for everyone else, I also have no problem recommending "Stick It." The male opinions are quite good for all ages. In fact, the male opinions are surprisingly good considering the type of story it is. The adult female opinions are nearly as high as the teen females. "STICK IT" IS A MOVIE EVERYONE SHOULD ENJOY!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Independent seventeen-year-old Haley Graham (MISSY PEREGRYM) has gotten very good at defying both authority and the laws of gravity. Haley's single dad finds it next to impossible to keep his teenage daughter in line (or simply at home, for that matter). For her and her neighborhood-cruising, dirt bike-riding pals, there is no jump or course around that's too intense for Haley to try—just dare her.

So when her latest joyride results in a short trip to juvenile court, the judge hands down her sentence: rebellious Haley has to do time at VGA, an elite gymnastics academy run with military regimentation by legendary and hardnosed coach Burt Vickerman (JEFF BRIDGES). Unfortunately for Graham, it's a return to a world she knows all too well—a former Junior Finals gymnastics champion herself, Haley inexplicably walked out in the middle of the prestigious Championships competition, betraying her teammates, scrapping her own Final Championships aspirations and trashing her reputation in one afternoon.

So it's back to rules, back to conformity, back to spandex—bummer.

Haley's reputation precedes her at VGA, and her headstrong ways and quick-witted comebacks instantly score her both friends and enemies…with the Academy's rising star (in her own mind, at least), Joanne Charis (VANESSA LENGIES), firmly in the latter category. But Coach Vickerman knows innate talent when he sees it, and he's committed to helping Haley come back to a world she could easily rule, whether she wants to or not. Haley has little choice but to play the game—so what if it's played with her rulebook? Vickerman's response: "Don't hurt yourself. And don't get blood on the equipment.”

What begins as a battle of wills between coach and athlete soon evolves into guarded mutual respect, and Haley's talent and one-of-a-kind personality galvanize the elites' squad, who find a hero in their new teammate and learn that, along the way, some rules are meant to be broken.

After all, it's not called gym-nice-stics.

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