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On Edge (2001)

Cast: Jason Alexander, Jason Alexander, John Glover, more...
Director: Karl Slovin, Karl Slovin
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Comedies, Mockumentary, Mockumentaries
Running Time: 93 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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The world of competitive figure skating takes a pratfall in this satiric comedy. Professor Robinson (Chris Hogan) is a documentary filmmaker whose latest project presents an in-depth look at three figure skaters hoping to someday rise from the lowest rungs of amateur competition into the ranks of the U.S. Olympic Team. Robinson's subjects are Veda Tilman (Barret Swatek), a high-strung young woman who suffers from an eating disorder; J.C. Cain (A.J. Langer), a chain-smoking trailer-park refugee with more than her share of attitude; and Wendy Wodinski (Marissa Winokur), whose rotund build would make her seem like an unlikely contender for a skating championship. As Veda, J.C., and Wendy train for their next match, seen-it-all Zamboni driver Phil (Jason Alexander) offers his perspective on the action. On Edge features cameos from noted comic actors Kathy Griffin, Michael McKean, and Wendie Malick, as well as appearances by real-life skating champions Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tai Babilonia, Randy Gardner, Steven Cousins, and Peter Carruthers. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

not spinal tap by beehive July 23, 2004 - 1:43 AM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I wanted to like this film. It had all of the elements of a good mockumentary, but it was not good. The comedy was kindergarden, slapstick, and generic. I did somewhat enjoy Jason Alexander's character. All in all, skip it, watch "Best in Show."

GreenCine Member Rating

(Average 5.14)
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Best of the many fine (and not so fine) faux-docs on DVD. Most of these are satirical, and often knee-slappingly funny, in nature; a few more serious. Still waiting for David Holzman's Diaries on DVD.

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