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...
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.
I have to disagree with most of the other revievers, with regard to this film! First of all the gymnastics are great to watch. unfortunately the rest of the film is full of streotypes, with a script that could have been lifted form any one of a hundred or more similar stories;ie; bored/straight housewife meets lesbian and is immediately seduced by the said lesbian. All seen before and nothing here thats' different enough to warrant all the acclaim it's been given.I have to write that perhps the above says' more about the state of this genre of movies than about this particular film!?
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.
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.
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.