After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.
Haley Graham is a former gymnast-turned-juvenile delinquent who, after one too many run-ins with the law, is forced to enroll at an elite gymnastics academy, the VGA in Houston, Texas which is run by the legendary Olympic gymnast Burt Vickerman. But the rebellious Haley is not welcomed into the academy by the other teenage gymnasts who despise her for walking out on her Junior Olympic team years earlier during a competition which cost them the gold medal. But Haley is not a docile person either and makes every effort to provoke conflicts with the other girls. Vickerman takes it upon himself to coach Haley in his own way to make her regain her self respect for the VGA's coming spot on the Gymnastic Nationals.Written by
Actresses Missy Peregrym (Haley) and Vanessa Lengies (Joanne) were both born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. See more »
In the last shot of the scene when Haley is running back from the diner, the shadow of the camera can be seen from the street lights. See more »
It doesn't matter how hard we run, or how high we flip. Leave your hands on the vault table too long? Deduction. If you use one arm instead of two, big deduction. And if your feet clip the vault before they hit the floor... You're done. So you say you want lyrics in your floor music? *Huge* deduction. Music finishes, but you don't? Two tenths deduction. It doesn't matter how well you do. It's how well you follow *their* rules. And that just blows.
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A teen girl, in trouble with the law, is forced to come out of retirement and return to gymnastics, a sport she hates
This movie was hilarious! I wouldn't recommend it for an older age group, but any teens that are looking for a nice, clean, funny, entertaining movie should definitely check this out! The opening of the movie is extremely creative, and you immediately get a feel for the type of teen bubbly movie it is. There are a few serious points, but all in all the main message of this movie is just because an adult says it, it doesn't make it right. Cheesiness is a given within this movie, as are tons of laughs, beautiful girls, attitude, and two gorgeous guys. Most definitely NOT for a person looking for an award winning performance, but it IS for someone looking for a few laughs and to leave the theater satisfied.
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