Parents' Guide to

Full Out

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

True story of gymnast who overcame multiple obstacles.

Movie PG 2015 90 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

Feel Good Movie for My Girls

This movie tells of a young woman who has to overcome many obstacles to reach her goals. She does it in a most unexpected way: by becoming a hip-hop dancer. The movie is entertaining and keeps it clean. The songs may get stuck in your head.
age 9+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Originally a Lifetime film, this follows the worn path of other movies about athletes overcoming debilitating obstacles, but, like many such offerings, it's surprisingly fun to watch. Ana Golja is a pert and engaging dancer, and her performances with a great troupe of hip-hop dancers are nicely choreographed and pleasing. In a lovely touch, the filmmakers of Full Out enlisted Berlin to play herself, doubling for Golja in all the gymnastics routines. It's also fun to see outtakes of scenes in which the actual UCLA coach Valorie Kondos Field (played by the far-too-tall Jennifer Beals) is a judge, and three Olympic medalists make cameos. "Tall" and "gymnast" don't usually go together, so gymnasts watching will probably find such casual casting puzzling.

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