Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

The Gymnast 2006

LOVEFiLM By Post

Movies and TV seasons on DVD and
Blu-ray to rent By Post.

Start your 30 day free trial

Receive 4 discs a month for £8.99 or £7.99 for Prime customers.

4.0 out of 5 stars (32) IMDb 6.5/10
LOVEFiLM By Post

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:
Addie Yungmee, Dreya Weber
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
Comment 33 of 35 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
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.
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 23 of 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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!
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Loved this movie ( see also a marine story that's also excellent). It's a gay love story simple as that but with good acting and bodies to die for. No gratuitous sex scenes either just to boost ratings. I have an extensive library of similar DVDs and this is one of the best gay themed movies out here. Great for a night in with your girlfriend.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The film has many strands running through it most of which are drawn together successfully. The main concentration is on the two gymnasts perfecting an aerial act for a Las Vegas venue which involve moving within and being encompassed by red curtains. However, Jane, who could have been an Olympic gymnast before a fall which ended her career, is in a dismal marriage with a husband, David, who seems to think that the world should revolve round him. Her escape is via her job as a masseuse. By this job Jane meets up with a wealthy divorcee with whom she went to college. Denise remembers those days quite fondly and says to Jane that if she is going to'step out' she should expand her horizons perhaps via a lesbian relationship.

From there,the film proceeds to Denise sending Jane to meet Nicole, a gymnastics coach. Nicole introduces her to Serena, a Korean dancer/gymnast. They click immediately and begin some very hard training with quite complex aerial moves. They begin to flow together and, because of the nature of the act, have to rely on each other's support by gripping each other's wrists in a technique known as 'porting'. This support also eventually reaches out to real life when their relationship begins, although the physical passion is indicated by visual metaphors in a swimming pool scene with floating glasses. Serena is adopted and admits that she's gay; Jane obviously has had bisexual feelings as Denise reminds her of a sophomore kiss. It really is a case of coming out and going full steam ahead in both cases. David digs his own grave when he tells Serena to end the relationship. Serena leaves and it looks like she will renew her dancing career but all might not be lost.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews