‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ Review: Lifetime Biopic Honors Olympic Spirit

Sun, February 2, 2014 12:48am EDT by 16 Comments
Gabby Douglas Lifetime Movie
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Jackie Olson

Posted at 8:39 PM on February 3, 2014  

Gabby had a challenging life……….many olympic hopefuls do. But, there is one woman who represented our country in the Olympics, that is a true inspiration…………. Wilma Rudolph. She is truly an inspiring woman. She competed back in the 60’s. She was born premature and was sick most of her childhood. She also battled polio, and wore a brace. That didn’t keep her down though. Neither did racial problems………..Wilma was also a proud black woman. She was considered the fastest woman alive back then.

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Damn!

Posted at 7:57 PM on February 4, 2014  

@Jackie Olson, I would love to see them revise the Wilma Rudolph story.
I think they made a movie back in the day.
Would love to see a newer version of it.

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dave

Posted at 5:28 PM on February 3, 2014  

as an Iowan and a resident of the metropolitan area of Iowa in which she lived and trained, I found the movie to be very offensive and stereotypical. Is Gabby a great and inspiritional athlete? Of course, but Chow’s is not a solitary building in the middle of a cornfield. Trust me on this, Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Waukee are a METROPOLITAN area…not rural. So lets put it in perspective, we’ll make a movie about the first african-american to win an individual gold in gymnastics, but we’ll paint Iowa as some rural hell.

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lesa

Posted at 6:38 AM on February 3, 2014  

Inspirational for children and adults. I really enjoyed the movie . I don`t understand how people criticize … walk in their shors first…..

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tee

Posted at 1:02 AM on February 3, 2014  

Anybody know the artist or name of the song in thw middle of the movie with the hot beat, handclaps etc? Wld love to download it

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chany

Posted at 11:14 PM on February 3, 2014  

name of song is retrograde by james blake

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Damn!

Posted at 8:22 PM on February 4, 2014  

@Chany.Thank you, It’s my new Jam!

 
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Velly Thomas

Posted at 2:03 PM on February 2, 2014  

just as Paula answered I am inspired that a single mom can make $5226 in four weeks on the computer. find out here

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Senia

Posted at 1:18 PM on February 2, 2014  

I felt so sorry for all the things that she went through when she was younger but at least everything is better now!

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K daman

Posted at 12:27 PM on February 2, 2014  

Excellent motivator for girls everywhere all nations to be sure. Pleas make a cd of that movie soooo many ppl will by it for continued motivational instructions for young athletes!!!!!

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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:51 AM on February 2, 2014  

finally paying her out?

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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:50 AM on February 2, 2014  

it’s never too late to confess guilt……………

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Amanda

Posted at 6:37 AM on February 2, 2014  

I think a certain tv show make everything sounds so peachy and leave out the important details? Her mother filed for a bankruptcy… A jobless single mother of four children but she can afford to go to London? I don’t know if I call that inspiring. A lot of people have talented children but often time responsible parents put different priority in their life. That’s great that this child was living her dream but at whose expense? Her mother is too trifling… And where was her baby daddy?

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Do you!

Posted at 11:59 AM on February 2, 2014  

@Amanda, baby daddy is a deadbeat.
He’s also in the military. What are they teaching those guys?
You should walk a mile in the shoes of a single mom with no support from the sperm donor and see if you come out unscathed.
The inspiring part is she did what she had to do to help her child live her dream.
Do you even know how she got to London? How do you know a sponser didn’t pay her way?
You talk like you don’t have children, because if you do I feel sorry for them.
having a mother that will try to move heaven and earth so her child can live their dream is one of the most unselfish things a parent can do.
So what she filed bankruptcy. Millions have done it for no damn good reason at all except for the fact they shopped too much. They weren’t trying to help anyone.
Whats trifling is you judging before taking a long look in the mirror.

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Millie R

Posted at 1:20 AM on February 2, 2014  

I am a single mother who has been struggling to make ends meet. I have 2 wonderful kids who are talented in their own way. My daughter does competition dance and acro and currently I am not working due to an injury. I will move mountains to keep her dreams alive and no matter how much I work its work it because putting their dreams before mine are what life is all about. This gave both my daughter and I a chance to reflect on what we have in our life and what it takes to achieve her dreams.

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Senia

Posted at 1:19 PM on February 2, 2014  

That’s amazing!

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