Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Cutting Edge (1992) [PG] *****

This is a wonderful story about a hockey player who suffers a career-ending injury in a winter Olympics, but gets a second chance at greatness, four years later, as an Olympic pairs figure skater.

D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly play the leads, and are very believable as a rough-around-the-edges hockey star and a wealthy, sheltered ice princess. Opposites definitely attract, and there's terrific chemistry between Sweeney and Kelly, both on and off the ice. This is a great date movie, with beautiful figure skating and a happy ending. Moira Kelly does some of her best acting in this role. She's as credible as she was in Chaplin and With Honors.

Labels: christmas, comedy, drama, romance, sport
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