A cocky teenager learns some important lessons about playing by her own rules in this comedy drama. Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is a gifted 17-year-old gymnast with a strong rebellious streak -- strong enough that she walked away from her teammates on the eve of a major international tournament because she'd had enough of the rigid regimentation of Team U.S.A. After experiencing a scrape with the law with her extreme-cycling friends, Haley is given an unusual sentence -- attending the Vickerman Gymnastics Academy, a world-class training facility run by Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), who has led some of the world's greatest gymnasts to championship status. Haley makes no secret of her dislike of life at Vickerman's, and her fellow athletes aren't about to forgive her just yet for letting down her teammates. But while Vickerman makes clear things are to be done his way, he respects Haley's talent, and together she shows him and her new teammates how to follow the rules while still expressing your individuality. Also starring Tarah Paige and Vanessa Lengies, Stick It was the first directorial credit for Jessica Bendinger, who wrote the critically praised teen comedy Bring It On. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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Pretty good little flick. Didnt think it was gonna be good by judging the cover at the store..but after watching it, it was VERY,VERY
ENTERTAINING and I think the actress that played
Haley is really gonna go far in some meatier scripts..This was an athletic(jock) script and she ABSOLUTELY EXCELLED..but intresting to see how she does in another TYPE of role..Put this one in your que, if just to watch missy act!!
Great "coming of age" type movie. Written/directed by ex-gymnast and the movie provides insight (normally with humor) into world of gymnastics. The way it started out - credits and all - are late 60's, leading me to wonder what was up; I think it was a budget thing. Missy Peregrym as Haley Graham is darned good. I recommend it as a fun, entertaining movie.
As a guy, I thought the movie was fairly good. The athletics were even better. I thought the principals in the story showed a lot of potential for future successful movies. Bridges always delivers. Three and a half stars!