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Go Figure

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tween sports dramedy teaches the importance of friendship.

Movie NR 2005 88 minutes
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Very typical of a Disney TV movie, this one has a strong message but a fairly predictable plot. As her mother says, "You're going to learn there's much more to life than figure skating," and Katelin does. The acting in Go Figure is a little hit and miss and the script lacking much originality or nuance, but younger viewers will enjoy the energy and sparkle Hinson attempts to bring to the table. Reminiscent of a young Reese Witherspoon, she channels Legally Blonde vibes with her girly pink outfits, cute hairstyles, and sparkly makeup. Like Witherspoon's Elle Woods, she is a fish out of water, initially overlooked by both the coaches and the other players on the hockey team, but she gradually proves herself indispensable.

The skating scenes are well filmed and the behind-the-scenes locker room environment is realistically competitive and cliquey. Some of the stereotypes and the lack of diversity in the cast make it feel dated and somewhat lacking in self-awareness, but what it misses in intricacy it makes up for with a great pop soundtrack and an uplifting finale. Parents and younger viewers looking for a simple movie with some fun moments and a teachable story will love this innocent tale that will thaw the iciest of hearts.

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