Source: Catholic News Service
High-energy but formulaic teen sports movie about a 17-year-old former world-class gymnast (Missy Peregrym) who, after a run-in with the law, is sent by the court, as an alternative to juvenile detention, to a hard-core gymnastics academy, where a tough-love coach (Jeff Bridges) helps her get a second chance at the sport from which she had walked away. Stylishly directed by Jessica Bendinger, the film's cliched plot is thinner than the sport's balance beam and capped with an implausible ending, but Peregrym radiates perky charm and its girl-power message of second chances, fellowship and self-validation offsets its contrarian strains of thumbing your nose at the rules. Some crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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