Stick It!

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Released 2006

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Director:
Jessica Bendinger
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13
Stick It!, directed and written by Jessica Bendinger, is a 2006 comedy drama a young misguided gymnast. Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a rebellious teenager who thinks rules are made to be broken. She disobeys authority and takes the consequences in stride. Two years before, Haley was an important member of the VGA Junior Olympic Team in Houston. While at a championship meet, Haley decides she is done with gymnastics and walks away. Her former team despises her because her antics cost them all gold medals. Since leaving gymnastics, Hayley has made a series of bad decisions that have landed her in a heap of trouble. In order to avoid heavier consequences, Haley is forced back into gymnastics under the guidance of coach, Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges). Vickerman knows what Haley has done in the past, but he also knows what she is capable of as an athlete. No matter how hard Haley pushes, Burt pushes back. Will Haley turn her life around, or will Burt fail to guide her?moreless

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  • 90

    The New York Times

    A spry teenage comedy that gets everything right, Stick It takes the usual batch of underdogs, dirt bags, mean girls and bimbos and sends them somersaulting through happy clichés ...

  • 50

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Bridges gives the movie its only genuine pulse as a gym coach known for his hard and manipulative ways.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    The film strives for some type of a girl-empowerment message that equates trading one type of conformity for another with self-determination but muffs the dismount and stumbles on ...

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