A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
There's some vague implication that main character Zack is gay -- and that there's something wrong with that. On the other hand, there's the gender flip -- with the girl as the hockey player -- and a strong message about the benefits of working hard and going for your dreams.
Violence & Scariness
Two scenes in which skaters are injured on the ice. One woman slaps a man, and another flat-out decks someone. A hockey scene shows some checking.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Reference to sexual activity; a pair of woman's panties is held up to imply that a character had someone in bed with him. Other talk of sleeping together. But all that's shown is some kissing.
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"Ass" is as bad as it gets.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
In one of the opening scenes, there are two almost-empty wine glasses; in another scene, two characters hold beer bottles at a celebration party.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this movie is tamer than the two Cutting Edge titles that came before it, there's some kissing and talk about sexual activity. In one scene, a woman's panties are held up as evidence that a main character was sleeping with someone; another character confesses that she slept with Celeste's fiancé. Zack and his new partner, Alex, are told not to sleep together and don't. There's not much language or drinking, and kids who watch may take away a positive message about working hard for your dreams. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Sure, you know how everything is going to come out, but there's just enough tension to make it interesting. It probably won't change anyone's life, but it is a reasonably amusing way to spend an evening.
If you go in with the understanding that you're going to get hit with just about every cliche in the skating movie play book -- and knowing that credibility will be stretched almost to the point of tendons snapping -- The Cutting Edge 3 is actually kind of fun. The point of the movie is silly romance, and it's quite good at that. The characters are mostly engaging -- Raisa, in particular, puts a nice spin on the spunky-but-beautiful heroine.
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