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Review of the Disney Channel Movie "Go Figure"

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating

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The Bottom Line

"Go Figure" is a very cute Disney Channel movie. It is not available for purchase and can really only be seen if it is aired on The Disney Channel or by obtaining a copy from someone who taped it from a cable television broadcast.

Some fans of figure skating like this movie better than Disney's "Ice Princess" that premiered in theaters in 2005.

Pros

  • "Go Figure" appeals to young audiences.
  • Children learn about sharing and good sportsmanship by watching this movie.
  • This is a Disney Channel movie and like all Disney movies, is good, clean fun.

Cons

  • This is a made for TV Disney Channel movie and is difficult to find.
  • Some of the scenes in the movie could not really happen.

Description

  • "Go Figure" is about a talented teenage figure skater who dreams of being a champion.
  • The movie's heroine is discovered by a famous Russian skating coach.
  • The talented figure skater must accept a hockey scholarship in order to finance her skating dream.
  • The figure skater is taught some lessons about life by playing hockey.
  • Her hockey friends also learn to appreciate how difficult figure skating really is.
  • A special guest appearance is made by 1992 Olympic Champion Kristi Yamaguchi.
  • This movie stars Jordan Hinson, Whitney Sloan, and Ryan Malgarini.
  • This movie was first shown on the Disney Channel on June 10, 2005.
  • "Go Figure" received a nomination for the Young Artists Award.
  • Real figure skater, Stephanie Rosenthal, does some excellent skating as the actress's stunt double.

Guide Review - Review of the Disney Channel Movie "Go Figure"

"Go Figure" is about a talented teenage figure skater who dreams of being a champion and is discovered by a famous Russian skating coach. She does not have enough money to train with this famous coach who is associated with a private boarding school, but she has the opportunity to get a hockey scholarship so she can figure skate. She accepts the scholarship and learns to play hockey. She changes in the process. She learns about teamwork and making friends by playing hockey.

There are some very fun scenes in this movie. When the movie's heroine, Katelin, first learns to skate in hockey skates and equipment, she faces some challenges. She also must hide the fact that she is a figure skater from her team.

Katelin also learns some lessons about life as the movie progresses. She also has to make choices. Her younger brother loves hockey and learns through his sister's experience how to be a better and supportive brother.

Some of the scenes in the movie could not really happen. For example, Katelin shows up to compete in hockey skates and falls. The judges do give her a chance to skate again in her figure skates. A moment later Katelin is wearing figure skates and "over-the boot" skating tights cover her figure skating boots. I would be impossible to change skates and tights in just a few minutes.

This movie is fun and most audiences will enjoy it.

The soundtrack from the movie can be purchased, but it is not available on DVD.

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