I’ve watched Stick It extra occasions than I can rely. It was really the primary PG-13 film my little preteen self watched. And, as a gymnast on the time, I used to be mesmerized; then I proceeded to replay scenes from the movie in my head and on display screen all through the subsequent near-decade I spent within the sport. Whereas the film does briefly allude to darker points — problematic coaches and poisonous physique picture — the comedy brings to gentle a number of the greatest elements about gymnastics: the sheer energy you garner bodily and mentally, the assist of fellow teammates with a wholesome dose of competitors, and the liberty to fly.
I cherished Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) and all she stood for when defying the cookie-cutter confines of what a “excellent” gymnast must be. She stayed true to her values regardless of an advanced household life and previous, although there’s loads of self-growth that takes place. And she or he was, undeniably, a badass. There are such a lot of nice scenes — handstands on the mall, Haley’s rockstar floor performance at Nationals, any time Nastia Liukin reveals up, and Joanne (Vanessa Lengies) lastly holding her personal in opposition to her mother (Julie Warner). However, in honor of Stick It‘s fifteenth anniversary, I narrowed down 5 of my favourite moments from the incredible movie. Preserve studying to see all of them.