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The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Romantic telepic misses original's mark, but OK for teens.

Movie NR 2011 90 minutes
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Like its two predecessors, FIRE & ICE falls slightly short of the magic fans of the first installment might hope for. (In case you're keeping count, this is the third sequel attempting to cash in on the popularity of the 1992 original, The Cutting Edge.) But it does have some positive points of its own. Raisa and Fehr make a believable pair onscreen, even if their characters' impossible overnight success story is far from believable itself. James's inner struggle between his lucrative speed-skating career and his newfound affection for figure skating (and allegiance to Alex) boasts messages about self-acceptance and dependability.

While most of the content is fine for teens, the developing relationship offers plenty of room for sexual content (innuendo and implied sex, for instance), so parents might want to be cautious in giving impressionable teens the go-ahead. Language is also a concern, with words like "damn" and "ass" common fare, as well as derogatory terms like "hoochie" and "skank."

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