Lindsey Vonn: In the Moment
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Lindsey Vonn: In the Moment is an inspirational documentary about an amazingly successful female athlete that will teach kids that dedication, hard work, and even failure builds strength and achievement. There is a single, unexpected use of the "F" word about halfway through the film.
What's the story?
This short documentary tells the story of how Lindsey Vonn achieved international success as a gold-winning Olympic skier. Vonn discusses her childhood, the work and sacrifice she encountered to be successful, and what it means to her to be a role model for kids. The film also shows her daily workout and diet regimen, and the working relationship she has with her (now ex-) husband Thomas. Vonn also talks about the role her family played in her success, and how such dedication to her sport made her relationship with her father difficult.
Is it any good?
This is a must-see not just for aspiring athletes, but for any child who wants to make their growing-up ambitions a reality. LINDSEY VONN: IN THE MOMENT pulls no punches in terms of talking about the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice it requires to be at the top of your game. Interspersed with exciting moments of competitive skiing are scenes of Lindsey Vonn's day-to-day realities -- waking up early, eating egg whites for breakfast, missing out on the fun most young people have at that age -- the less-glamorous aspects of being a gold medalist. It's part autobiography, part sports highlight reel, and part behind-the scenes of Lindsey Vonn's life.
The film does not shy away from the difficulties Vonn had with her family as she grew up -- the sacrifices they had to make to help Vonn achieve her goals. Nor does it shy away from the stresses and pressures Vonn feels to be at the top of her game. Vonn freely discusses how important it is to be a role model for kids, and how the skier Picabo Street inspired Vonn when she was a child. Aside from the jarring use of the "F" word halfway through the film, In the Moment is an enjoyable and inspiring documentary for the entire family.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about positive role models. What makes Lindsey Vonn such a good role model? Why is it so important to Lindsey that she's a positive role model for kids?
Did watching this movie inspire you to change any habits? What activity would you like to dedicate yourself to?
What sacrifices did Vonn's family make to help her achieve her dream?