Jackie Dorsey, the daughter of Kate Moseley and Doug Dorsey, is on her way to the Olympics when an injury forces her to become a pairs skater. Starring Christy Carlson Romano, Ross Thomas, Scott Thompson Baker, Stepfanie Kramer, Oksana Baiul, Ryan Hansen.
This film was cute and reminiscent of the original Cutting Edge. In fact, it’s basically the same story, only with the daughter. Still, it didn’t quite capture the essence of the first film. First, I thought that Kate and Doug should have exhibited more of the playfulness and chemistry they had in the original. Sure, they are parents now, and there were different actors portraying them, but it would have been a nice touch to connect the two films. Also, I thought it was odd that they never mentioned the similarity of their daughter’s situation to their own experience. Finally, the music they chose for the skating performances didn’t seem to fit the routines at all. These things aren’t enough to make it a pass, but I can only marginally recommend it as worth a watch.
I also wondered why they never had any chat with their daughter about the comparison to their own life. That always scratched my head. To make it worst the music that they chose for the skating routines didn’t seem to match the skating. All that doesn’t make it not worth a watch but it’s not the best watch.