Ice Castles

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  • PG
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.5  (4,039)
  • 51

Ice Castles is a romantic drama film released in 1978 that tells the story of a young figure skater named Alexis Winston (Lynn-Holly Johnson) who dreams of becoming a world champion. Alexis has been skating since she was a child and has always been supported by her mother (Colleen Dewhurst) and coach (Tom Skerritt). Alexis has a natural talent for skating, and her hard work and dedication finally pay off when she gets the chance to compete in the regional championships. During her performance, she falls and hits her head on the ice, causing her to lose her vision completely.

Devastated by her sudden blindness, Alexis decides to give up skating altogether. However, with the help of her boyfriend Nick (Robby Benson), who is also a promising hockey player, she slowly begins to regain her confidence and strength.

Nick becomes Alexis' eyes on the ice, helping her navigate the rink and even choreographing a routine specifically for her newfound ability to perform spins and jumps without relying on her sight.

As Alexis makes her comeback to the competitive world of figure skating, she must face not only the challenge of her blindness but also the skepticism and prejudice of the judges who doubt her ability to compete at the highest level.

The film features excellent ice skating performances and an emotional score by composer Marvin Hamlisch. The chemistry between Johnson and Benson is palpable, making their on-screen romance particularly heartwarming.

The film's themes of perseverance, determination, and the power of love resonated with audiences at the time of its release, and still holds up as a classic tale of overcoming adversity.

Overall, Ice Castles is a moving and inspirational film that captures the beauty and grace of figure skating.

Ice Castles is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 51.

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