Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole and Sebastian Stan star in the dramedy The Bronze. A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town. Watch The Bronze movie trailer below.
Release Date: March 18, 2016 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: Sports, Comedy, Drama
Director: Bryan Buckley
Screenwriter: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch
Cast: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Hailey Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use.
Official Website: Facebook.com/TheBronzeFilm
A decade ago, Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) was America’s sweetheart. Her inspired performance on a ruptured Achilles at the world’s most prestigious gymnastics tournament clinched an unlikely bronze medal for the U.S. team and brought glory to her hometown of Amherst, Ohio. But in the years since that epic third place victory, Hope hasn’t done a whole lot with her life. Still living in her dad Stan’s (Gary Cole) basement, still sporting her daily uniform of a Team USA gym suit with teeny-bopper bangs, ponytail and scrunchie, she spends her days at the mall milking her minor celebrity for free food and favors.
Hope’s routine is upended when she learns that she must coach Amherst’s newest gymnastics prodigy Maggie (Haley Lu Richardson) in order to receive a sizeable financial inheritance. The hard-edged yet insecure Hope is faced with a serious dilemma: does she jeopardize her “hometown hero” status by devotedly training this rising star to achieve the dreams she never could? Or does she attempt to sabotage the impressionable Maggie to ensure that she remains the one and only star in Amherst?
The Bronze Movie Trailer