Minor victory…..Major Attitude
Co-written by and starring Melissa Rauch, Sony Pictures, “The Bronz” delivers big laughs and some off-the-wall gymnastics. The irreverent comedy, which was the Opening Night Film of Sundance 2015, follows a washed-up gymnast whose local celebrity status is threatened by a younger athlete whose star begins to rise in town.
Here’s the official synopsis: A decade ago, Hope Ann Greggory was America’s sweetheart. Her inspired performance on a ruptured achilles at the world’s most prestigious gymnastics tournament clinched an unlikely bronze medal for the U.S. team and brought glory to her hometown of Amherst, Ohio. But in the years since that epic third place victory, Hope hasn’t done a whole lot with her life. Still living in her dad Stan’s basement, still sporting her daily uniform of a Team USA gym suit with teeny-bopper bangs, ponytail and scrunchie, she spends her days at the mall milking her minor celebrity for free food and favors.
Hope’s routine is upended when she learns that she must coach Amherst’s newest gymnastics prodigy, Maggie, in order to receive a sizeable financial inheritance. The hard-edged, yet insecure Hope is faced with a serious dilemma: does she jeopardize her “hometown hero” status by devotedly training this rising start to achieve the dreams she never could? Or does she attempt to sabotage the impressionable Maggie to ensure that she remains the one and only star in Amherst?
“The Bronze” puts the “nasti” in gymnastics and stars: Melissa Rauch, Sebastian Stan, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Cecily Strong and Haley Lu Richardson. “The Bronze” is available on Blu-ray and DVD now and can be ordered HERE. Follow Sony Pictures on TWITTER for updates about upcoming films and new Blu-ray and DVD releases.