The Bronze - Movie Synopsis & Plot
A decade ago, Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) was America’s sweetheart. Her inspired performance on a ruptured Achilles at the world’s most prestigious gymnastics tournament clinched an unlikely bronze medal for the U.S. team and brought glory to her hometown of Amherst, Ohio. But in the years since that epic third place victory, Hope hasn’t done a whole lot with her life. Still living at home with her dad Stan (Gary Cole), she spends her days milking her minor celebrity for favors and endlessly reminiscing about her glory days.
When Hope is given the unexpected job of coaching Amherst’s newest gymnastics prodigy Maggie (Haley Lu Richardson), as she prepares to compete at the fast-approaching Toronto Games, the hard-edged and foul-mouthed Hope finds herself faced with a serious dilemma. Does she jeopardize her “hometown hero” status by devotedly training this rising star? Or does she attempt to sabotage the impressionable Maggie to ensure that she remains the one and only star in Amherst?
When Hope learns that her longtime nemesis, Lance Tucker (Sebastian Stan), is eyeing Maggie for a spot on his team, she realizes what’s at stake for Maggie and for Amherst. With her nervous and kindhearted childhood acquaintance Ben (Thomas Middleditch) in tow, her competitive streak kicks into high-gear as she sets out to show the world just what a bronze medalist is truly made of… and what she discovers about herself and the people who have stood by her for all these years is far more than she, or anyone, could have ever anticipated.