When the University of Oklahoma Sooners lose their star gymnast, Brenna Dowell, the rest of the team have to find a way to believe in themselves in order to win their second National ... 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.
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
Appropriate for tweens looking for a feel good movie
The plot feels one dimensional and strained, and the acting reeks of Degrassi. Many scenes feel predictable like your classic emotional Lifetime film with a heavy layer of upbeat inspo-music. The writing had so much potential, such as the main character's coming to terms that her dream has ended, her best friend contenting with a demanding and abusive coach/father. Unfortunately, none of it felt realistic on-screen. As much as the actors try to convey the emotion of the pressures that come with gymnastics, it falls flat. It's not a biographical film as much as a preteen feel-happy movie with some famous gymnastics names thrown in. Perfect for a midnight sleepover entertainment to pass the time, especially if you recognize some of the Degrassi alums in the cast.
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