Chalk It Up

 (97)4.61 h 30 min20167+
When a super girly-girl is dumped by her boyfriend; she decides to do everything she can to get him back by building a college gymnastics team.
Directors
Hisonni Johnson
Starring
Maddy CurleyNikki SoohooJohn Deluca
Genres
Comedy
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Drew SeeleyJulie Warner
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Maddy CurleyBrooke Buffington
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3.9 out of 5 stars

97 global ratings

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  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 11% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 14% of reviews have 1 stars

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MeerkatReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
This is SO bad
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It is actually possible to feel your IQ dropping while watching this. Someone actually got paid real cash money for writing this. It is highly insulting for any young woman with a brain to watch something with a main character whose only goal is to land a husband. The story meanders with very little in the way of a plot, ridiculous character names, and gives the idea that the makers of this film know very about gymnastics and even less about college (of course people can transfer back and forth from one school to another multiple times throughout a semester), and don't get me started with the CIA. The male love interest was cute enough but who thought it was okay to make a teacher/student couple? That's just wrong on many levels. This "film" is just a big NO.
7 people found this helpful
Michael A.Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
30 year old college students?
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I know that casting directors often go with actors older than what the character is written as in the script. That's fine if the actor or actress is capable of fitting that age range or the script has some mechanic that puts an older person into the body of a younger person and the story is told through that older actor (or somesuch).

In this movie, all the "college kids" are over 30. Well, actually the main cast is over 30 and shockingly juxtaposed to the background extras who do appear college age. Ladies, slapping on a lot of makeup isn't going to knock 15 years off...you need proper lighting, a fairly immobile position, and to not ever smile or change facial expression in addition. Unfortunately reading lines and moving, generally required for acting, preclude such nonsense. It's not quite as bad as CGI de-aging, but it's still seriously immersion breaking to watch a 34 year old playing a 20 year old. It's just too obvious and distracting.

If you can get past that, there's a rather after-school-special type of airhead realizes her own strengths and the strength of being part of a team message (and...speaking of strength, how the "airhead looking for a husband" came to have a masculine body isn't ever touched on and also distracting).

If you're thinking of watching because you're a gymnastics fan, skip it. There's very little gymnastics in the movie. If you're a romantic comedy fan, skip it. There's no comedy and the romance is contrived and predictable. If you're a fan of "strong women" movies, skip it. The main character has no actual growth or arc and just goes from airhead to super-successful at whatever she does. Ironically, there's a line in the movie where it's pointed out to the main character that it's not about falling, but getting up after a fall (the main character never really falls, just makes a mess of her situation and instantly recovers).

Poor casting, predictable script, and un-relatable characters: if that sounds like an enjoyable recipe, you may enjoy this movie.

I gave 1 star because that's the lowest score possible. I gave a 2nd star because, to its credit, the movie actually does have an ending, ties up loose ends, and wraps things up. I feel this is worth a star on its own because too many movies, writers and screenwriters, just don't finish the script. They simply tell a bit of the story and when they run out of time hang a "the end" sign on it leaving the viewer wondering what happened to the last hour and a half and lamenting that the creators weren't invested enough to finish their own dang film.
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Lindsey UpdegraffReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful
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Wow... could this movie be anymore insidious? Yikes! Complaining about schools being title 9 only a few minutes in? This is a “christian” film but I thought I’d give it a chance because I’m a sucker for gymnastics. The acting is terrible and so are the characters.
4 people found this helpful
Jessica BokishReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hear me out...
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I thought it was great! Listen. The movie was SO SO SO SO cheesy and there's a lot of very unrealistic parts but those things all made it funny. It was like a low budget legally blonde, without the sexual stuff and language. Yes her only mission is to find a husband but by the end she realized thats not what life is about. I totally plan to have my kids watch it because yes there's a lot of dumb in it, but the messages of working hard, never giving up, finding a purpose and so forth were strong throughout, and there wasn't anything really inappropriate (one joke where she said I want to show you something and he remarked that it was a public place but ok, when she wanted to show him something besides her body- but I don't think kids will catch that)
I don't think the acting was bad. I think the nature of the plot and the people the actors were portraying made it appear that way but the acting was actually fine.
It's totally dumb but great at the same time .
People watch napoleon dynamite and nacho libre bit not this? Fruit of the same vine
Big MommaReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I liked it - a lot!
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No swearing. No sex. Just a simple somewhat predictable plot on a smaller budget. Who woulda thunk it - it works just fine as a film. Not a great film, but entertaining. It is not 'Stick It,' which had bigger stars, a bigger budget, and awesome gymnastics from the beginning to the end. But it is still a good entertaining film.

It has some huge flaws because of the budget constraints. You are expected to believe some things about this fabulous Ivy League university that doesn't look like an Ivy League university. It's still OK. Just enjoy.

I did not think that the actors looked too old for their parts as youthful students. When I am around students - real live students - they look like babies to me, so young and green and gawky. But here's news: no movie ever portrays them that way. Ever.
xReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
unwatchable
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Totally unwatchable.
4 people found this helpful
S. FrenchReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
I've already seen Legally Blonde
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I wanted to like this movie, had some good actors in it, but it was just awful. The editing was really bad, the music was really bad,the script was bad, the story line was legally blonde without direction. I think the writer/main character could do better.
One person found this helpful
whitegirldanceReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth the watch
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Sooo bad. Painful to watch. Story line is weak, plot is not complete, skips details and character development, things not making sense. I don't expect romcoms, especially low budget ones, to be amazing but this was just so bad. I get that they are real gymnasts which is near I guess but actors they are not. I only watched the whole thing to get it off my watch list.
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