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Stick It
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 113 (Oct 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, Vanessa Lengies, Jon Gries, Gia Carides & Julie Warner

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include two audio commentaries: the first with Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger and Actors Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies, and the second with Bendinger, Cinematographer Daryn Okada, and Editor Troy Takaki; eight deleted scenes with optional commentary with the cast and one with the crew; three-and-a-half minutes of bloopers and outtakes; almost five minutes with the real gymnasts of Stick It; exactly nine minutes with real gymnasts Nastia Luikin and Isabelle Severino working their magic on the floor, beam, and uneven bars, and all with optional commentary; almost nine minutes of Isabelle and Annie Gagnon (another real gymnast) in slo-mo on the uneven bars, again with optional commentary; and two music videos: Missy Elliott's

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Touchstone Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 50196
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some crude remarks
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 103
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/19/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jessica Bendinger
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Stick It is ideal for adolescent girls, especially if they like gymnastics. So, enter Hayley Graham (Peregrym), a pretty tomboy with untapped gymnastic potential, a stubborn streak, and matching attitude. After another brush with the local law, she is sentenced to Vickerman Gymnastics Academy, run by smooth-talking, yet caring, Burt Vickerman (Bridges). Unfortunately, Burt and Hayley have a bumpy history together, and unless they learn the art of compromise, their future looks a little in the bars. Directorial debut from the writer of Bring It On. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture looks natural indoors, but the strange color scheme used outdoors makes things look bleak, which doesn't really fit the story. Edge enhancement can be a problem, and pixel breakup can also be a distraction. Colors are well rendered, and detail can be impressive, but it can occasionally look soft. (Danny Richelieu)

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