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Review of "The Cutting Edge" Movie

Updated on February 12, 2014

In 1992, "The Cutting Edge" was released to theaters. It was a month or so after Valentine's Day but I convinced my husband that it was the perfect movie for us. It was equal parts:

  • Sports (for him)
  • Comedy (that we both love)
  • Romance (for me)

I reasoned that this movie about pairs skating and training for the Olympics, with comedic situations throughout that eventually turns into a love story was the perfect fit for our relationship. He couldn't argue with my logic.

He grudgingly agree to take me to see it. He ended up loving it as much as I did. (He should listen to me more often!)

A few years back, we bought it on DVD and have watched it a bunch of times -- I especially have a yearning to watch it during the winter Olympics, like now.

About the Story of "The Cutting Edge"

The story plot is pretty classic -- boy meets girl --> boy and girl hate each other --> boy and girl fall in love. We've all seen it a thousand times. It's the details, surroundings and situations that make this one different.

Doug Dorsey is a hockey player on his way to the top. In the opening scenes we see that he's a member of the USA Olympic hockey team and late for a game at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada games.

In the corridors of the ice rink facility, he literally runs into another Olympian -- Kate Moseley, a pairs ice skating contender. Unfortunately for both of them, their Olympic dreams are shattered. Doug sustains an injury permanently affecting his peripheral vision and Kate falls during a life in her pairs skating competition.

Through some twists and turns and some hysterically funny circumstances, they end up as adversarial partners shooting to be named to the 1992 USA Olympic pairs figure skating team.

The Actors

Moira Kelly plays the spoiled little rich girl and Olympian hopeful, Kate Moseley. She is superb! The combination of indignant outrage, comedy and buried insecurity are so evident in her facial expressions. Talk about "reading her like a book". It was fantastic!

D.B. Sweeney plays the playboy, fun loving but serious athlete Doug Dorsey. He can switch gears so fast from cracking a joke to being deadly serious about training and performing, you have to hold on for the ride. I think D.B. is one of the main reasons my husband enjoyed the show so much. (Even though Moira was a knockout.)

I don't want to ruin the movie for you so I will stop there and let you watch it for yourself!

Have you seen the original "The Cutting Edge"?

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Don't say we are not right for each other, the way I see it we might not be right for anybody else.

~Doug from "The Cutting Edge"

Some great, short videos from the movie!

Love to hear from you and your impressions of the movie "The Cutting Edge". Leave me a comment!

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      BuckHawkcenter 3 years ago

      This is such a great movie during the Olympics (like now!). Typical storyline, with the greatest twists and turns. You are right - it's the settings, and the characters that make typical into something entirely different!

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      DecoratingEvents 3 years ago

      @Ruthi: I do love that part of the Olympics too! combined with the love -- hate story, it was great!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I loved The Cutting Edge, too, great storyline, but skating best of all! Olympics skating, especially the pairs, are my favorite to watch.

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      DecoratingEvents 3 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Tonight would be perfect! I may have to get my copy out too! Great idea!

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      DecoratingEvents 3 years ago

      @mbgphoto: You will love it Mary Beth! I just know it!

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      DecoratingEvents 3 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you very much! Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Okay, I officially need to see this movie... like tonight. Love these kinds of flicks. Thanks for providing my entertainment for Valentine's Day. It will be perfect.

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      Mary Beth Granger 3 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Can't believe I missed seeing this movie. Your review has certainly made me put it on my list of movies to watch.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Stopping back by today to let you know that this article has been featured today on Review This! by the Forever Hopeless Romantic Contributor on Squidoo.

      Thank you for this awesome Romantic Movie Review. Happy Valentines Day!

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      DecoratingEvents 3 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: I love it too! It's fun to bring it out on a cold or dreary day and laugh and cry!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Man, I loved this movie! I haven't watched it in years! Going to find my copy now and guess what I am doing tonight! An awesome review! I will never see show again that I don't think of you. Thank you so much for reviewing and reminding me of this movie. It is, of course, most excellent!