‘The Bronze’ Trailer: Melissa Rauch Goes for the NSFW Gold But Doesn’t Stick It

     November 18, 2015

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If you were a medaled Olympic gymnast forced to move back to your small hometown in Ohio after injuring yourself, you’d probably have a nasty potty mouth, too. Unfortunately, that’s all Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) really has in the red-band trailer for The Bronze.

The actress plays Hope Greggory, a former Olympic bronze medalist (and Dancing with the Stars competitor) who’s not too happy about living back at home with her dad. The raunchy comedy also features Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s Sebastian Stan, SNL’s Cecily Strong, and Office Space’s Gary Cole, but even this team-up of comedic talent isn’t enough to pique our interest with the lackluster trailer. In short, if you’re looking for the next gymnastics classic a la Stick It or even that Lifetime original movie where the Pink Power Ranger has an eating disorder, you should look elsewhere.


Directed by first-time feature film helmer Bryan Buckley from a script written by Rauch and her husband Winston, The Bronze premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Our own Matt Goldberg caught the film at the festival and, as it sadly turns out, the trailer is reflective of the final product. As first impressions go, Rauch’s character seems to cuss just for the sake of cussing, instead of for uproarious, stomach-clenching, NSFW shade-throwing. At least she still has CBS. The Bronze is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016.

Watch the NSFW footage below, courtesy of Yahoo Movies.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.


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Image via Sony Pictures Classics

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