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28 November 2007 @ 01:35 am
I Love This Movie So Much  
One of my favorite films growing up. Still cry at the end every time.

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Beautiful Noise: The Cutting Edge-Turning Circles
maaike_fluffy on November 28th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Well, the PC I'm currently at (not my own) has no sound, but the visual of this video does not seem familiar to me in any way. What movie is this? And what happens at the end that makes you cry?
Lois: Lois Lovekalalanekent on November 29th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
It's an American film called The Cutting Edge. I'm really not that much for waffy films, but this one is beyond greatness.


" As far as ice-skating movies go (or those that prominently feature the cold-bladed sport), this romantic movie is one of the best, thanks to utterly charming performances by underrated actors D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. The couple play, respectively, a washed-up hockey player and a prima-donna skater who end up in doubles figure skating together at the Winter Olympics.

Of course, the mismatched pair fall in love. In between, there's a lot of verbal sparring, talk of toe picks, and surprisingly skillful directing by Paul Michael Glaser (Kazaam, The Air Up There). Direction here is critical--unlike in Flashdance, where the dancing was done in the shadows, face and feet obviously shot separately--and credibly highlights the actors and their professional stand-ins.

This is such a fun, sweet story that the facts the film takes liberties with--including the alacrity with which a hockey player takes to Olympic-level figure skating--are easily forgivable."