The Gymnast 2006

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Talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Years later, a chance meeting sets Jane on a new path -- performing a cirque style aerial act with a mysterious dancer named Serena (Addie Yungmee). As the stunning pair prepares for a Las Vegas show, the pull between them becomes increasingly unavoidable...

Starring:
Andrew Ableson, John Lee Ames
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Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 38 minutes
Starring Andrew Ableson, John Lee Ames, Addie Yungmee, David De Simone, Dreya Weber
Director Ned Farr
Genres Drama
Studio LACE GROUP
Rental release 28 February 2011
Main languages English

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By RD VINE VOICE on 2 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
An absolutely beautiful and breath-taking movie. Jane is a former Gymnast who is caught in a loveless marraige and seems rather lost in life. One day she meets Nicole who convinces her to try out an aerial act requiring skill and grace. Her partner in this act is Selena, a closeted lesbian. Even before Jane knows about this a bond and attraction is forms between the two women. There are several complicating factors, besides Jane's marraige!
With the backdrop of the gymnastic type stuff it's a bittersweet love story worthy of praise. I just don't understand why all the lesbian movies worth watching have what feel like 'in the air' endings. Probably my one and only gripe with the movie.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shelley on 11 April 2011
Format: DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed the film, the silk sequences and aerialist routines were amazing to watch, and thought it was a very inspiring film. Dreya Weber - You Rock!!..
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Noel Newman on 5 Sep 2011
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I bought this film out of pure curiosity and was pleased by the choice. It is a love story but based around two different women who share a common goal of putting together an aerial act for Las Vegas. They do all of their own stunts and still act their roles very well indeed. They are certainly not wooden. Worth watching.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Emma H. Mitchell on 18 April 2012
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I've always loved Ms Weber as an actress since seeing her in the film "Everything's Relative". Her characters always come over as confident on the outside, but very vulnerable and loveable on the inside. This film is wonderful. She plays a woman who is in a marriage that really is a sham - he's a pig, and she seems to be just the little wifey. She is an injured gymnast, but keeps running and keeping fit, and working as a masseur. After going into her local gym she meets a woman who has an idea for aerial acrobatic act with another woman, and they hit it off immediately. The growth of love and attraction between these two women was lovely, and the aerial act when they performed it was breathtaking. Is there a happy ending? Watch it and find out.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Acquafortis on 30 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
If you like watching perfect well-trimmed bodies floating gracefully in air I recommend this film. Very scenic. The shots seem like pictures full of colour and hidden movement.
There's not much dialogue but it seemed fine. The emphasis is on these two bodies that interact in a sensual dance in mid-air and through it realise that love is just right there to be discovered and savoured.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tigris on 2 Aug 2011
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A love story of two women,(one married and straight, one lesbian), who meet each other due to a Gymnastic Teacher combining the art of choreography, strength and gymnastics.

I think I've watched this dvd 3 or 4 times now.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Winfield on 19 May 2011
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The Gymnast is a inspired film, missing most of the cliches that many gay films feel they need to rely these days. What is left is a intoxicating film that is beautifully subtle in its intentions, even in the closing credits.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Eden on 24 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
Very watchable and based around the kind of stuff that Dreya Weber performs for the likes of Pink / Cher / Madonna etc. Well worth a watch. In fact I'm going to watch it again as I enjoyed so much!
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