Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are part of Southern California's thriving figure skating community - the bottom part. Luckily this is America, the land of opportunity, where a dream in your heart ...
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Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are part of Southern California's thriving figure skating community - the bottom part. Luckily this is America, the land of opportunity, where a dream in your heart and personal gain in your sights can propel almost anyone to stardom. With this in mind Wendy, Veda, and J.C. are fighting their way to Olympic glory. But first they have to win the Regional Competition - and there can only be ONE winner. Will it be Veda? The beautiful ice princess who responds to her over-bearing mother by routinely puking up her lunch. Or Wendy? The plus-size skater with the super-plus libido. And what about J.C.? The orphaned trailer park girl who'd gladly trade you a pack of smokes for a sequined thong. Under the watchful gaze of Zamboni Phil, the girls train, toil and plot their way to success. Let the Games begin! Written by
Two of the five regional judges, Peter Carruthers and Kristi Yamaguchi, were Olympic medalists. Carruthers won the pairs silver medal in 1984 with his sister Kitty, while Yamaguchi won the 1992 ladies' gold. Two others, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, were the favorites at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics before withdrawing due to Randy's injury, as discussed in the movie. See more »
Never did competitive ice skating, but everything--the rivalry, the fat- shaming, the ruthless mothers trying to live through their kids--transfers quite well from competitive gymnastics, which I did do. Enjoyed seeing A.J. Langer, "My So-Called Life's" legendary "Rayanne," as a trash-talking trailer tramp. Probably the people who have the worst time with this movie will be the ones who either a) know nothing about competitive sports, or b) hate having their illusions destroyed. It's a more humorous take than sports expose "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" or Jennifer Sey's gymnastics memoir, "Chalked Up," but I'd say the satire is probably spot on.
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