Stick It

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Rating: Unrated

Starring:
Jeff Bridges as Burt Vickerman
Missy Peregrym as Haley Graham
Vanessa Lengies as Joanne Charis
Nikki SooHoo as Wei Wei Yong
Maddy Curley as Mina Hoyt
Kellan Lutz as Frank
John Patrick Amedori as Poot
Mio Dzakula as Ivan
Svetlana Efremova as Dorrie
Jon Gries as Brice Graham
Gia Carides as Alice Graham
Tarah Paige as Tricia Skilken
Polly Holliday as Judge Westreich
Julie Warner as Mrs. Charis

Special Features:
“Buttaharas” – Outrageous Bloopers & Outtakes

“Skinny Fat” – Hilarious Deleted Scenes with Two Optional Commentaries

Missy Elliott Music Video “We Run This”

Jeannie Ortega Featuring Papoose Music Video “Crowded”

“Hard Corps” Featurette – The Real Gymnasts Who Were Stunt Doubles for “Stick It”

“The Elites” – Full Gymnastics Routines Performed by Some of the World’s Best with Optional Commentary

“The Judges’ Table” – Uneven Bar Routines in Slow Motion with Optional Commentary

“Read My Mind” Multiple Feature Commentaries – Director and Actors; Director and Filmmakers

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
French and Spanish Language Tracks
French and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 103 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“From the writer of ‘Bring It On’ comes ‘Stick It,’ the fun, irreverent comedy that turns the competitive world of gymnastics on its head. After walking out on her teammates at the gymnastics championships two years before, the talented but rebellious Haley Graham is forced to return to the rigid world of rules, catfights, and spandex. Her in-your-face attitude quickly collides with her hard-nosed coach and teammates. But as her love of the sport resurfaces, Haley slowly earns their respect by doing what she does best — tossing out the rules. And in the process, she learns there are more valuable things to win in life than medals and ribbons.”

“Stick It” is rated PG-13 for some crude remarks.

Mini-Review:
I was not expecting much from “Stick It.” Looking at the cover and the trailers, I was expecting yet another movie tailor made for teen girls. What I ended up finding was still a movie made for teens, but there was something more here. “Stick It” is actually quite funny. The dialogue is absolutely hilarious and the one liners are quite memorable. From ditzy gymnasts to skater dudes, everyone in the movie gets to deliver a laugh at one point or another.

The cast of “Stick It” is also surprisingly strong. Jeff Bridges lends a lot of legitimacy to the movie by playing Burt Vickerman, a world famous gymnast coach. He’s funny, charming, and tough. His presence alone tells you know there’s something special about “Stick It.” However, the real surprise is Missy Peregrym as the rebellious Haley Graham. She’s pretty, funny, and apparently quite athletic. I don’t know where she came from, but she’s definitely a talent to watch in the future. Joining her is a strong supporting cast. Most notable among them is Vanessa Lengies as Joanne Charis, Haley’s ditzy nemesis. Her stupid comments generate a lot of laughs.

Pop music fans will really get a kick out of the soundtrack, too. There’s quite an array of modern music that perfectly matches the tone of the film.

I would certainly recommend “Stick It” to teenage girls, but I think it will please a wider audience, male and female, young and old. There’s a little something here for everyone.

This DVD is jam packed with bonus features. You’ll find your standard features like bloopers, deleted scenes, and outtakes. You’ll also find a pretty good commentary including the director and actors as well as the director and filmmakers. Focusing on the gymnastic side of things, there’s a short video highlighting all the professional gymnasts seen in the film as well as a video showing the gymnasts in slow motion. Also included are music videos by Missy Elliot and Jeannie Ortega.

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