The Bronze

March 18th, 2016


The Bronze

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 5.3/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Bryan Buckley

Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete's star rises in town.

Writers: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch, Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong, Dale Raoul, Hannah Alexandria, Dyrell Barnett, Cassandra Baun, Stephanie Bertoni, Brian Binder, Sarah Marie Claire Brooks, Alicia Caple, Stephanie Caple, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Melissa Rauch - Hope Annabelle Greggory
Gary Cole - Stan Greggory
Haley Lu Richardson - Maggie Townsend
Thomas Middleditch - Ben Lawfort
Sebastian Stan - Lance Tucker
Cecily Strong - Janice Townsend
Dale Raoul - Doris
Hannah Alexandria - Gymnast
Dyrell Barnett - Event Official
Cassandra Baun - Swedish Girl
Stephanie Bertoni - TV News Anchor
Brian Binder - Ryan
Sarah Marie Claire Brooks - Mall Patron
Alicia Caple - Romanian gymnast
Stephanie Caple - Young girl in diner / mall / crowd

Taglines: There's no place like third.

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

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Melissa Rauch cowrote this film with her husband, Winston Rauch. See more »

User Review



If you've ever wondered what would the world be like if Olympic champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton returned to her hometown of Fairmont, West Virginia and acted like an egotistical maniac for years after her career was finished, then director Bryan Buckley and married writing team Melissa and Winston Rauch have the filthy dark comedy you've been craving. Gymnast Hope Annabelle Greggory (Rauch) believes her hometown of Amherst, Ohio still owes her everything after winning the bronze medal in Rome. She's broke, rude, crude and treats everyone like a used toilet seat. But things change when Hope's former coach unexpectedly commits suicide and leaves a will stipulating Hope could receive $500 million so as long as she sets her ego aside and trains the town's up-and-coming gymnastics star, Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson). Team Rauch offers an explicitly lewd comedy that lets the "Big Bang Theory" star off the FCC regulation chain and shine as a fearless female comedian lead, which, sadly, does not happen as often as it should in modern-day cinema. Actor Gary Cole lends his skills as Hope's adoring father who's growing ever so tired of his daughter's disgusting behavior. With dialogue that would make a sailor blush and a sex scene that will burn hysterically disturbing imagery in your mind for life, you will never look at the sport of gymnastics in the same light ever again! -Jimmy Martin


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