The Bronze (2015)
February 10, 2017 8:06 PM - Subscribe

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.
posted by grouse (5 comments total)
This is the best sports movie of all time.
posted by grouse at 8:07 PM on February 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

Delicious movie. I would never have bothered, so thanks grouse!

I had no idea who/why Melissa Rauch's imbd page was something that I had in my browser history until I figured out that that she was Hoyt's (from True Blood) manic ultra-conservative pixie.

The movie is really sympathetic to the individuals involved but yet totally critical about the system. Kudos!
posted by porpoise at 6:39 PM on February 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

What's great about this movie I think is that unlike a lot of modern comedies where they improvise a lot to the point where things get awkward, this movie pulls back and has a bit of heart and doesn't keep the camera on too long in those moments. (I could be wrong, maybe not a lot was improvised in this movie...) It shows a restraint that makes it better overall.
posted by Catblack at 10:49 PM on February 11, 2017 [1 favorite]

Help me out with something that I noticed in the trailer...It's a small thing overall, but I knew that it would have really bugged me if my theory was correct so I stayed away from the movie:

A) Does it take place in the lead character's home town/where she grew up?
B) If so: is she the only character with an over-the-top accent?
C) If so: is there any in-movie explanation? Or did she just want to do a silly accent?
posted by doctornecessiter at 11:42 AM on February 13, 2017

A) Yes, and its an important plot point
B) Sorta, but I wouldn't call it OOT; more of a personal quirk
C) Life circumstances growing up/personality
posted by porpoise at 2:41 PM on February 15, 2017 [1 favorite]

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