16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program in America and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival , because a girl tore her ACL. Kelly re-enters ... See full summary »
A young lady, who recently lost her mother, faces the challenges of high school and her very strict step-father. Through personal growth, and an amazing dedication to dance, she learns to find the peace and happiness of family.
When a seventeen-year old aspiring dancer is uprooted mid-semester of her senior year, she finds herself in a small East Coast high school where her heart will be divided between two boys, ... See full summary »
Teenage model Cora (played by Disney star Debby Ryan) is the daughter of the head of a major modelling agency and has always worked hard to live up to the expectations of her mother (... See full summary »
Jessica Darling's older sister gives her the "IT List," a checklist on how to navigate the middle school popularity hierarchy. The instructions appear simple enough to follow, but like life, nothing is as easy as it seems.
Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.Written by
At the start of the film, well before Ariana joins the UCLA team, Val is described as the coach of the "six-time champion UCLA gymnastics team." However (as mentioned at the end of the film) Val coached her sixth championship team in 2010 with Ariana leading the team, so at the beginning of the film, Val should have been described as coach of the five-time champs. See more »
As I began watching this, I started to think of two other movies: Step Up and Stick it. I won't break down the details, but there are some similarities. There is dancing and in Ariana's routine she also dances. This movie has a lot of heart, it's based on a true story. A young gymnast has dreams of going to college and competing, but then gets in a car accident. It seems like all of her dreams are crushed and she won't be able to do gymnastics anymore. She eventually recovers and joins a hip hop dance team. She has to choose between her love for gymnastics and helping her new friends. Definitely recommended.
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