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- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 19, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Touchstone / Disney
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Outtakes: "Buttaharas: Outrageous Bloopers & Outtakes"
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (w/ Optional Commentaries)
- Bonus Footage: Full Gymnastics Routines Performed By Some Of the World's Best With Optional Commentary
- Audio Commentary: Multiple Feature Commentaries
- Music Video:
- Jeannie Ortega (feat. Papoose) - "Crowded"
- Missy Elliott - "We Run This"
- Uneven Bar Routines In Slow Motion With Optional Commentary
- "Hard Corps: The Real Gymnasts Who Were Stunt Doubles For STICK IT"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym & Vanessa Lengies|
|Performer:||John Patrick Amedori, Nikki SooHoo, Tarah Paige, Maddy Curley, Kellan Lutz, Julie Warner & Polly Holliday|
|Directed by||Jessica Bendinger|
|Edited by||Troy Takaki|
|Screenwriting by||Jessica Bendinger|
|Composition by||Mike Simpson|
|Produced by||Gail Lyon|
|Director of Photography:||Daryn Okada|
Rating: 1.5/5 -- an essence of by-mistake-80s-homage is the only thing keeping this movie at the crust of the rest of made for TV teen flicks Full Review
Movies for the Masses
Like most sports movies, Stick It has a message: Unless they're equipped with loads of sass-back and a pile of band T-shirts that announce their hardcoreness, female gymnasts are really, really stupid.
Washington City Paper
Rating: 4/5 -- As a shameless medley of Flashdance, Rocky, Busby Berkeley routines and hip-hop videos, Stick It is a glorious, over-the-top girl-power fantasy. It's also a thrilling insider look at the obsessive world of elite gymnastics. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Rating: B- -- A message of competitive independence permeates debut director Jessica Bendinger's spunky movie about Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) a headstrong gymnast-disguised-as-rebel who learns to embrace her talents by way of careful coaching from Jeff Bridges. Full Review
Rating: 1.5/5 -- Stick It was not made for fat, bald guys in their mid-30s. So is it a big surprise that I didn't like the movie? Full Review
[I]t lovingly music-videos every vault and flip....[The] sass trumps everything.
Star Missy Peregrym shows more promise in her first feature, despite the fact that her teenage years are clearly behind her, and her charismatic screen presence enlivens an otherwise dull film. Full Review
A tale of girls flipping over and girls standing up for themselves, this movie smartly defies expectations and overturns plenty of "lone wolf learns teamwork" sports clichés in its story of Hailey (Missy Peregrim), a gymnastics prodigy turned punk rocker who earned lots of black marks after she walked out on the USA games years ago. When she's sent back into training as an alternative to reform school, Hailey must tussle with a gruff coach (Jeff Bridges) and a team full of snooty girls. But if the stage seems set for all the usual tears and triumph, guess again: screenwriter/director Jessica Bendinger (BRING IT ON) puts the punk-rock money where her mouth is, taking an unflinching look at the way coaches mislead overbearing parents, and the way constant pain, high risk of injury, and a capricious point system can crush rather than boost girls' spirits. Clever, quip-packed dialogue flows nonstop, especially from Hailey's immensely likeable male slacker buddies, and there's even some Busby Berkley-style CGI-enhanced choreography amid the displays of athletic grace and prowess. The buff Peregrim should inspire lots of boy viewers to become fans of the game, and she works well with Bridges, a veteran at displaying dog-eared charm. Few sports movies have the courage to practice what they preach in terms of breaking free from conformity, and STICK IT deserves a medal just for that, but there's plenty more to offer from this subversive yet celebratory winner.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Newcomer Missy Peregrym and veteran star Jeff Bridges lead a hot young cast in STICK IT. After a scrape with the law, Haley Graham (Peregrym), a rebellious ex-gymnast, finds herself sentenced to a fate worse than jail ' attending an elite gymnastics academy run by a legendary hard-nosed coach (Bridges). Forced back into the rigidly ruled world she once fled, Haley quickly shakes things up at the strict school. But as her love of the sport resurfaces, she also discovers some big lessons about playing by her own rules and what it means to be a friend.
- Theatrical Release: April 28, 2006