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A decade ago, Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) 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 (Gary Cole) 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 (Haley Lu Richardson) 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 star 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?
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Critics Consensus: Enthusiastically unpleasant and mostly unfunny, The Bronze fails to stick the landing -- or much else along the way.
A crude yet cuddly comedy written by a star of "The Big Bang Theory."
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Raunchy comedy treads fine line between funny and mean.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that nothing is sacred in the envelope-pushing dark comedy The Bronze -- whether it's a religious teenager, parental death, the U.S. mail, homeschooling, or the Olympics. This is bold, raunchy stuff, with plenty of swearing ("f--k"s galore); implied masturbation; an extended, graphic sex scene (almost everything is visible, including naked breasts, a butt, and a woman's genital area -- albeit in shadows and from a distance); and people being treated in some pretty terrible ways, including verbal abuse, which is played for laughs. There's also drinking and drug (pot) use. Underneath it all is the idea that even the most seemingly embittered person can find peace and happiness if given the opportunity, but the crude stuff takes center stage.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:March 18, 2016
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD