Throwback Thursday: The Cutting Edge (1992)

For many athletes, their ultimate dream is to represent their country at the Olympics. But for those whose dream is within reach, there are still obstacles that stand in the way.

In the 1992 film, The Cutting Edge, Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney) and Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) are unlikely partners. Doug is a professional ice hockey player with the drive and the talent to succeed. But he is also arrogant. Kate is a figure skater whose dream is to compete in the Olympics. But her dream is impeded by the rotating door of partners and her own spoiled view of the world.

Then her coach brings Kate and Doug together. They don’t exactly get along in the beginning. But then something changes. Their partnership on and off the ice becomes something more. Can Kate and Doug bring home the gold?

I have two perspectives on this film. One perspective is that the narrative and the characters are fairly cookie cutter. However, there is something about this film that is also harmless and mildly enjoyable.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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