Movie Review: Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar was released on May 6th, 2016 and stars Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats). This movie follows a 16 year old gymnast who screwed up in a major competition and decides to move from America to Australia with her mother. There she joins the gymnastic team and tries to tackle her demons from her past.

This movie has the typical new place, new school where the main character has to make new friends has some rivals and a possible romance. However, it was wonderfully shot with some humour injected between the seriousness that is gymnastics competition. Kelli Berglund also has a very emotional scene that her character is in which comes across heart-wrenching to the audience.

It was also nice to see the mixture of Australian culture into the movie, from the accent to driving on the opposite side of the road to America and netball. It was a good perspective of a foreigner in another country which was played upon in this movie.

If you like gymnastics, or want to marvel at this incredible and physically demanding sport, then watch the trailer to find out more:

 

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