The Bronze, 2016, movie review and analysis

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Bronze is an interesting 2016 comedy drama movie about a bronze medalist whose coach dies and gives her half a million dollars if she trains a medalist hopeful for the gymnastics competition in Toronto. She doesn’t want to do it because she doesn’t want to be a coach. She wants a better job because she is a professional athlete. But her father tricks her into doing this gymnastics coach job because he wants her to move forward with her life. Her mother died when she was a baby, and she feels a void in her life. She appears to be going through abandonment issues. Her coworker is a male gymnastic coach who has gold and silver medals in gymnastics, in which he always rubs it into her face to constantly compete with her and make her life miserable. While training a young female gymnast, she ends up falling in love with a young old-fashioned man who works at the small gym.

I thought the female main character is funny because she is foul-mouthed and tough athletic woman who doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Her father is a quiet man, who works as a mailman, and he is struggling to raise her on his own, but not sure what to do. She doesn’t know what to do either, and she feels confused, but she puts up a strong and tough façade because she doesn’t want to appear weak. But the people who she connects with in her life help her grow up, change, do something with her life, and move forward.

The main character reminded me of Tonya Harding, even though she was portraying a gymnast instead of figure skater.


What do you think?