movie: Stick It
length: 103 minutes
starring: Missy Peregrym (Haley Graham), Jeff Bridges (Burt Vickerman), Vanessa Lengies (Joanne Charis), Nikki SooHoo (Wei Wei Yong), Maddy Curley (Mina Hoyt), John Patrick Amedori (Poot), Kellan Lutz (Frank)
directed by: Jessica Bendinger
written by: Jessica Bendinger
All right, so I had a stretch of free time last night, so what did I do? I hiked my butt to the movie theater and saw Stick It.
I know what you're thinking, it's a cutesy teen movie that tries a little too hard to be hard. And you're totally right, but... The beginning was shaky, sometimes I wanted to smack Haley for all her teen angst, there were plenty of cliches popping up, but it made me smile, and that's all that mattered. Don't expect any really deep meaning from Stick It. Don't expect it to change your personal world. Go into watching it with no great expectations, 'cause this is totally not the Great American Movie (GAM!) and you will spend a pleasant hour and a half watching girls work out, flip through the air, and f-up their Olympic dreams.
This movie is not so much about sticking the landing, as it is about sticking it to gymnastic competitions and the judges. There are some real cringe-worthy moments, times when you'll want to smack half the characters, other times when you'll roll your eyes at the overacting and the over-indulged teen angst... but if you're just going in to be mildly entertained, you'll get a few smiles and maybe a laugh. Not quite up to Bring It On (which says a lot) but still cute to watch.