I was looking forward to seeing this movie since I hadn't seen anything with Rebecca De Mornay for quite a while. Her performance in American Venus was okay, but overall the movie was a big disappointment.
Having been a coach for years, I wanted to see how the writers and director explored the relationship between the mother as the coach and the daughter as athlete. Unfortunately, this was such a small part of the plot and barely touched on.
While I think De Mornay's performance was okay, the rest of the movie left far too much to be desired. Her husband's character was completely flat. The relationship with her lover was strange, yet also under-developed. So many aspects of the mother/daughter relationship were under-explored or ignored altogether.
In all, an amateurish attempt at a movie by all involved. Would I recommend this movie to a friend? Absolutely not!
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