Stick It

6.31 h 43 min2006X-RayPG-13
A girl is court-ordered to enroll in an elite gymnastics program
Jessica Bendinger
Jeff BridgesMissy PeregrymVanessa Lengies
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Jon GriesGia CaridesJulie Warner
Louanne BrickhouseKristin Burr
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Miss Josh EmmettReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
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Rebellious teens, who are all really nice, lose one their own when she does a bike trick that ends up in a spectacular crash (no one hurt) and is made to return to something she ran away from years ago as her punishment from the Judge. No one knows her real reason for leaving and it is near the end that we find out.

The gymnastics are fun, colorful and breathtaking to watch.

Haley's two male friends are really nice guys, making it the weirdest gang of outcasts around, and make a girl realize that her mother has deprived her of her childhood and teen years. She isn't about to give up gymnastics, but maybe one cool thing in a teen girl's life can still be lived. All done without drama but showing she is large and in charge for once. Great backstory.

The ending is a cool surprise to the usually pat endings. How can everyone be a winner? Watch and find out.

And for those of my age who remember Alice the TV series...hey, Judge, "kiss my grits!"
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Butterflymom54Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2021
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High octane energy!
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Missy Peregrym rocked in this movie. Good to see Jeff Bridges in a good movie also. I had no idea about a lot of the politics in Gymnastics. Extreme Gymnastics at that. I love the opening scenes and the following story. Stay with it, it only gets better. A lot of familiar faces to enjoy. Ends well. Lots of funny scenes, some graphic humor, curse words and rude humor. However is that not realistic for humans at this stage of their life? I highly recommend anyone, any age who likes skateboarding, gymnastics and synchronized moves. I was not sure why this movie was titled the way it was until I found out. This is a great movie. Enjoy!! :)
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SoCal MitchReviewed in the United States on July 8, 2021
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Worth Watching and Listening
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I am not a movie critic, so maybe the story line isn't thrilling, or whatever you may have wished for.
The photography and post production editing is excellent, imagine having to go from young actress, cut to really advanced gymnasts and back again, music fit was timed beautifully, best enjoyed with a decent headset.
It does portray many of the situations I have had the opportunity to witness close up, having had family participating in National roller skating competitions. The judging includes not only technical ability but includes your outfit, choice of music, etc.. Even if your ability has been perfectly displayed that may not get the score you may have really deserved. Interesting opportunity to observe up close for several years.
Allison KellyReviewed in the United States on August 13, 2016
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and rebellious lead resinates with anyone whose every felt like the whole world was against them
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Hilarious, sarcastic. As a former gymnast, this movie speaks to me on many levels. I have watched it over and over again. The jokes are geared more towards older audiences and there are some inside jokes you won't necessarily understand if you weren't a gymnast, but it is still enjoyable if you weren't. The strong, sassy, and rebellious lead resinates with anyone whose every felt like the whole world was against them. I will be watching this over and over again for years to come.
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Esperanza ReynoldsReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2008
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Stick it is a fun movie to watch with teenagers, especially if they are interested in sports and have lived through the arduous work-outs of gymnastics.

The main character, Haley Graham, beautifully played by Missy Peregrym, is a troubled teen who walked out of a competition because her family was coming apart, but her friends think she simply quit, giving up her right to win first place. A rather amazing pirouette on a bike lands her in trouble with the police, and she is sentenced by a judge to either go to juvenile detention or to a gymnastics camp, and she soon finds herselfe under the tutelage of Burt Vickerman, played by Jeff Bridges, a trainer that is tough, demanding, will take nothing from her, and sees through her every manipulation.

Burt Vickerman has the reputation of getting all his students injured, but as he says... "he has insurance to cover it." A love hate relationship is evident between coach and gymnast and soon we see Haley training to her potential, which is excellent. The other gymnasts are excellent characters, with some routines leaving us spell bound by their grace and aptitude. The battle between coach and student, between coach and judges, between a system of judging that leaves audiences upset by their lack of fairness are awesome. Don't miss this movie!
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berkeley bellReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
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watchable teen coming of age movie featuring a strong female lead who's a gymnastics whiz
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I am a sucker for teen coming of age movies. this was fun, had strong female characters and I felt good about my own teens watching it. It was cool to have some for-real elite gymnasts in supporting roles. The camera work makes the non-gymnast actors look like the real thing. lite. fun. don't over think it.
butterflyminxs64Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2021
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Somewhat Predicatable but worth watching
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It was a good movie and worth watching if you enjoy gymnastics and/or need something to watch. It was somewhat predictable as movies of this type tend to be. There were some good parts though that I laughed at and am overall glad I bought it.
J. Carl Hudson Author of LUNA and WHO PAYS THE BUTCHER'S BILLReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018
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Granddaughters LOVE it!!!
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I have my two granddaughters enrolled in gymnastics. We heard about this movie through an acquaintance there and bought it. The girls have watched it THREE times now and continue to request it when visiting! A true ROSE in a wilted movie garden of today's miserable theatre offerings.
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