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      The Gymnast

      Released Jan 15, 2006 1 hr. 39 min. Drama Romance List
      Reviews 65% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score After a devastating injury sidelines her gymnastics career, Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber) settles for a career as a massage therapist. She gets a second chance at her dream, however, when an opportunity arises for her to perform with an acrobatic aerial performance troupe. As she trains with her partner, Serena (Addie Yungmee), Jane rediscovers her passion for performing as well as a passion for her partner, even though she is married to a man and Serena is in the closet about her sexuality. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Better than I expected. A slow start, but well-played, well-acted, and though there were a few hackneyed moments from the lead actor's old friend in the film, overall a masterpiece of quiet, ambient drama. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This film tackles the subjects of loss, personal struggle and transformation in such a smart, artful, sensitive, and visually stunning way that I was completely transported. It is a rare gem of a film in the way it honors beauty and women. You'll have to see for yourself. Dreya Weber (Jane) masterfully portrays the subtleties of a remarkable if not somewhat broken personality, in a way that every woman will relate to. I found the honesty of the emotional interactions among characters to be very refreshing and profoundly engaging. There was nothing in this film that said to me "low budget" as far as quality is concerned. Nothing. The fact that it is a low-budget film is a tribute to the film's creators. The final sequence during the credits will also knock your socks off. It is a brilliant celebration of Jane's choice. Unexpected and inspiring. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Found this movie intriguing, fun, and real... decisions are not made ever so flippantly... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Only downfall was the end.. I did not like the way it was ended.. but, the rest of the movie was beautiful and the silk work was fantastic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining, different, not too sterotypical and not exploitative. I enjoyed the movie though the ending is a bit bizarre. Wasnt expecting to like the movie since the plot wasnt what I normally would watch, but was surprised(though it did seem to paint "men" in a bad light) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member For a clearly low budget indi film, The Gymnast had surprisingly good cinematography, writing, and story design. Portions of the film were cheesy and poorly acted, but as a whole this was very well put together, captivating film. I would definitely recommend it Also there are some boobs :) ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lauren Shiro Curve The Gymnast is a story that pulls you in from the very beginning. From the amazing aerial work to the brutally honest emotions, this is one film you will thoroughly enjoy. May 24, 2022 Full Review Sarah Boslaugh Playback:stl ...a nice cross-generational and interracial romance while giving more than an eyeful to admirers of muscular women. Rated: 6/10 Sep 21, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After a devastating injury sidelines her gymnastics career, Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber) settles for a career as a massage therapist. She gets a second chance at her dream, however, when an opportunity arises for her to perform with an acrobatic aerial performance troupe. As she trains with her partner, Serena (Addie Yungmee), Jane rediscovers her passion for performing as well as a passion for her partner, even though she is married to a man and Serena is in the closet about her sexuality.
      Director
      Ned Farr
      Screenwriter
      Ned Farr
      Production Co
      Fearless Angel Productions LLC, Red Road Studio
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 15, 2006, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 6, 2017