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Parents' Guide to

Stick It

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gymnasts fall short -- it's no Bring It On.

Movie PG-13 2006 105 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 11+

Fun movie. Positive messages out-weigh the language use

My kids love gymnastics, so we enjoyed this movie. Just like real life, none of the characters were perfect; but the main characters all learned lessons from each other about team work, not being selfish, working hard/being brave in the face of doubts and harsh critics. I really appreciated the fact that the gymnasts who started at the beginning of the movie as stereotypical "mean girls" (having selfish goals and valuing appearances/beauty over substance) came around at the end of the movie.
age 12+

Good but bit much language

The language it quite strong for younger viewers. There is some cleavage shown people joke about the jymnists not having boobs and some boys wear dresses in a mall scene some of the people do flips in the dresses of walk around on there hands you can see their underwear. Overall a good movie for teens

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Not so sharp or witty as it needs to be, Stick It features appealing performers and a too-little-too-late rousing finale. Revisiting themes better served by Bring It On, the film sets up a familiar tension between rebellion (via Haley) and conformity (the old-school, restrictive gymnastics establishment).

Haley's journey is hampered by awkward plotting, unnecessary characters, and some inexplicable editing. That said, the girls' flips and vaults are often dazzling, as are the film's superbright look and a couple of overlap-editing sequences, showing the routine of training as well as the hard work involved. But Jessica Bendinger's movie takes too long to get to the showdown/point and makes poor use of the ever-cool Bridges.

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