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Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies, Tarah Paige
||Nah, they'd be
||Only if she's your
||Tight tards, but
that's about it.
||Just gymnastic and
||There's a couple.
scenes were fun.
I have to say I had higher hopes for "Stick It," kinda of
a "Bring It On" for gymnastics, but sadly, even Missy Peregrym bouncing around in a leotard didnít save this film.
Letís get to itÖ
A Movie Review
Missy plays Haley. Haley is a rebel who likes to do
stunts on her bicycle and hand out with her two rebel
friends. She used to be a talented gymnast, but than left a
competition leaving her team high and dry. After a bike
stunt gone wrong, namely crashing through a window in a
mansion being built, the judge gives her the choice of
military school, or gymnastics school. Haley wants military
school, but the judge doesnít care what Haley wants and
sends her to gymnastics school.
So there Haley is, at Vickermanís Gymnastics Academy
(VGA), where coach and owner Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges)
is pretty much all about conning parents into believing
their little girls can get to the Olympics. Haley isnít too
thrilled to be there, Burt really has only one reason to
keep her there (which we find out later in the movie), but
yes, eventually they learn lots of important lessons about
their lives and become best buddies.
In the meantime we get some other gymnasts who couldnít
understand why Haley would let her team down, before, and
quit the tournament she was in. They also have no social
lives, so when Haleyís two rebel dude-friends show up, itís
love at first sight. In the anti-Haley crowd sits Joanne
(Vanessa Lengies), a smart-mouth girl who comes off as a
complete idiot (case in point, Haley explains that she got
her GED when she was fifteen, and Joanne thinks itís a drunk
As the movie progresses, Haley trains again to be a great
gymnast, Joanne isnít happy about it, but somehow a quartet
of girls from VGA make it to the National Championships. But
strange things are afoot at Nationals, namely that Burtís
girls do some great routines but donít get the points they
probably should be awarded. It seems the judges donít like
Burt that much and are penalizing his girls for it. Those
rotten judges! But the gymnasts figure out a way to protest
the judgesí scoring, and itís supposed to be all uplifting,
but really, it falls flat.
"Brink It On" became one of those movies that is cable-watchable
for me, but I donít think "Stick It" will have the same
likeability factor in my book. I think the difference was
that "Stick It" had to take a weird turn to preach itís
eventual message - that the scoring system for gymnastics is
messed up, and itís a message that really, unless youíre a
gymnast, who cares? "Bring It On," though, built up the "Our
team is better than your team but by the end of the movie we
respect each other" theme which couldnít be done for a movie
like "Stick It."
The acting was okay, and Missy Peregrym isnít bad to look
at in tight outfits, but the movie just floating from one
story arc to another and I really didnít care. Itís 1 Ĺ
stars out of 5 for "Stick It."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!