The Gabby Douglas Story

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Strong positive messages in otherwise rote athlete biopic.

NR 2014 86 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

Inspiring true story, mostly well-done if a bit cliched

Gabby Douglas overcame great odds to become America's gymnastic sweetheart. This Lifetime drama does a great job overall and I think is very compelling to kids, with a winning performance by the actress playing Gabby - and with Gabby herself doing the stunts. I don't know why CM rated as 12 and up - but there are some difficult family situations in the beginning - with financial hardships resulting in near homelessness and the mom needing to take the kids and leave the non-working father. Younger kids may be bored by the length of time it takes for the gymnastics part of the story to develop. There is also the classic Lifetime melodrama, with some events being a little overdramatized and predictable.

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Great role models

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