External Review: The Bronze

In 2004, Hope Annabelle Greggory (Melissa Rauch) won the Olympic bronze medal in gymnastics, becoming the pride of her hometown of Amherst, Ohio. Although her gymnastics career ended due to injury, Hope still cashes in on her 15 minutes of fame, despite her father’s (Gary Cole) desire for her to move on with her life. After her old coach unexpectedly commits suicide, Hope is encouraged to coach young new gymnast Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) for the upcoming games in Toronto, with the promise that Hope will receive a $500,000 inheritance if she does. While initially planning to sabotage Maggie’s career and take the money, Hope begins to find herself again while also developing a relationship with her assistant coach Ben Lawfort (Thomas Middleditch).

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).