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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Bronze (2016)

A former Olympic Bronze medalist (Melissa Rauch) is a bitter mess, coasting on her former glory in the small Ohio town she lives in. When an opportunity arises to train an upcoming gymnast (Haley Lu Richardson), she has a last chance to redeem herself. Directed by Bryan Buckley from an original screenplay by Rauch and her husband Winston. Basically a one trick pony, this raunchy comedy is more entertaining than it has any right to be. The humor is coarse and juvenile but so unapologetic in its crassness that I couldn't help but laugh. There's a sex scene between Rauch and Sebastian Stan that had me shaking my head in disbelief. It takes awhile to warm up to it because Rauch's sourpuss bitch and Gary Cole as her enabler father are an irritating pair but as the movie progresses it sneaks up on you or maybe I just gave up and gave in but the end result is the same. I enjoyed it. With Cecily Strong, Thomas Middleditch and Dale Raoul.

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