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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
 
 
 
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.

Amazon:

" 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."