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The Bronze (2015)

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A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director:

Bryan Buckley

Writers:

Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Rauch ... Hope
Gary Cole ... Stan
Thomas Middleditch ... Ben
Sebastian Stan ... Lance
Cecily Strong ... Janice
Haley Lu Richardson ... Maggie
Dale Raoul ... Doris
Craig Kilborn ... Heath Parker
Dominique Dawes ... Dominique Dawes
Olga Korbut Olga Korbut ... Olga Korbut
Dominique Moceanu Dominique Moceanu ... Dominique Moceanu
Barak Hardley ... Matt
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Vet
Christine Abrahamsen Christine Abrahamsen ... Coach Pavleck
Ellery Sprayberry ... Teenage Hope
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Storyline

Former gymnastics Bronze Medalist Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) has been living off her celebrity status in her hometown of Amherst, Ohio, though she is reduced to going through the mail her mailman father delivers for spending money. When her former coach Pavleck (Christine Abrahamsen) suddenly commits suicide, a letter arrives addressed to Hope stating that if she can guide Pavleck's best student, a young gymnastics star named Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) to the Olympics in Toronto, she will receive a $500,000 inheritance..

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There's no place like third. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bronze See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$386,328, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$615,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,816
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sebastian Stan did all but two of his own stunts in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Hope and Maggie are in the car for the first time, eating at a food stand, Hope Says "Always listen to Avril Lavigne..." but the CD shown is incorrect. It is actually Robyn's debut album "Robyn Is Here" which was released in 1997 while Avril Lavigne's debut CD "Let Go" was released in 2002. To further the time line, the songs "My Happy Ending" and "Freak Out" that are played in the movie, are from Avril Lavigne's second album "Under My Skin" which was released in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Matt: Hey, Hope.
Hope: Take these.
Matt: Okay.
Hope: Any new stuff in the back?
Matt: Yeah, totally. It's supposed to be bomb-ass shit. He said it was government grade. I don't know if that means that the government grows it, or maybe they just grade it?
Hope: Stop you right there. Do not talk about politics. It's crass. You're gonna lose a lot of customers.
Matt: But you don't... You don't pay me.
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Connections

References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »

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Give It To Me Right
Written by Andrea Martin and Rod Argent
Performed by Melanie Fiona
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Much Better Than Critics Will Have you Believe
26 March 2016 | by ChaCha44See all my reviews

As someone who has actually seen this movie and liked it, I feel a responsibility in taking it under my wing to protect it from some of the unfair criticism it's received. I think some people don't want Melissa Rausch to succeed because she's already a wildly popular TV star and they are punishing her. Some people are actually delighted that it's doing poorly at the box office.

I don't say this movie is a 10 (how many movies are) but its certainly enjoyable and original. While you can label it a comedy,it's more appreciated as a character study of Hope Greggory, a former bronze medal gymnast who had to cut her career short due to an injury and has put her life on hold ever since. I'm sorry if this has turned into more of a rant instead of a review but I'm just not understanding why it's being panned when this is a pretty good movie. Melissa is very talented and versatile and has a great career ahead of her after Big Bang Theory.


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