Ice Castles (2010)HD Closed Captioning
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Alexis "Lexie" Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. Lexie enters a regional championship and is discovered by an elite coach who sees her potential despite a lack of training and qualifications at an advanced age for figure skaters. Lexie moves from her home in Waverly, Iowa to train at the legendary Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lexie's life is drastically changed; she alienates her high school sweetheart, a handsome young hockey player called Nick and she begins dating an older man. One night, while skating, Lexie tried coming down after trying another triple axle and her skate caught on the metal bar between the tables and ice where she tripped and fell into the tables and chairs and hitting her head on the middle bar of a table. This accident causes her to lose her sight due to a blood clot in her brain. In the midst of feeling sorry for herself, she and Nick rediscover their love for each other. With help from Nick, her father Marcus and original coach Beulah, Lexie begins to realize that she can still fulfill her dreams.
Lynne Holly Johnson this is not
I love the original Ice Castles. I purchased this version to see what they would do with it. Aside from some nice vocals from Britt Nicole, the plot was a play by play of the original. But the Lexie played by Taylor Firth didn't capture my heart the way that Lynn Holly Johnson did. The character development just wasn't there for any of the actors. The skating was excellent, probably better than the original. But I can watch that at the Olympic games. If you really want to bring a tear to your eye, watch the original version.
Why can't we rent it? I haven't seen it yet but I want to I don't wanna buy it and then not like it.
This was a fantastic movie. It was a little predictable and if you've seen the original you wouldn't be surprised by anything that happens but it's still great. The skating sequences were phenomenal and I bought this film on that alone. I promise you won't be disappointed.