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The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 11 April 2006 (USA)
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The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength ... See full summary »

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Serena
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David
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Nicole
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Crystal
Paul A. Hicks ...
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Stan
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Julian
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Q
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Sandy
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Holt (as Ron Drewes)
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The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength and discipline that once fueled her sport into maintaining both a tedious job as a massage therapist and a loveless marriage. A chance meeting leads sets Jane on a new path: performing a CirqueDu Soleil style aerial act with a mysterious and beautiful dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). Each of them are illuminated by the presence of the other, but there are distractions. Jane is distressed by her lack of children while Serena is a closeted lesbian who tackles stereotypes with being an adopted Korean daughter of Jewish parents. As the stunning pair prepares to audition their act for a Las Vegas show, the gravitational pull between the two women becomes increasingly unavoidable... A visually compelling film that challenges notions of both ability and identity, THE GYMNAST is foremost a story about ... Written by Emily Teel

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[Jane has just kissed Serena]
Jane: Wait! I am so sorry. It will not happen again. I'm not gay just so you know.
Serena: Well, I am.
Jane: Oh.
Serena: You thought I was straight?
Jane: I just thought you were beautiful.
Serena: A tourist checking out the scenery.
Jane: No.
Serena: Okay. But you're married and you think you're straight. So, let's just leave it there.
Jane: Okay.
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Beautiful and moving!
23 July 2006 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

The relationship between the main characters I thought was very realistic. How the two end up involved is believable. It doesn't have that whole "oh yeah right" that most Hollywood movies have. Not too mention how they captured the sexy, beautiful and painful side of trapeze. I am a trapeze student and I love that they showed how hard it is on the body, hands and yeah those fabric burns are brutal! Definitely a must see for the relationship as well as the art that is made in the movie. I loved it! I'm happy with the way the movie ended but I definitely wanted to see more. Be sure to stay seated through the credits for a special treat hehe. Great scene!


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