An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars

2012 • 94 minutes
4.4
882 reviews
76%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

Meet McKenna Brooks, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new, modern-day adventure. McKenna is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team, but off track in school, where she's suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she's embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges—and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again. Starring Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Ian Ziering (TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210"), and gymnastics champion Cathy Rigby, this heart-warming story will have the whole family cheering!
Rating
PG

Ratings and reviews

4.4
882 reviews
Ivelisse Mendez
June 25, 2015
McKenna was brave. Also, struggled throught school cuz gymnastics. But to me she had confidence in her self to trust heeeeeeeeer that she can still land whatever she did. Even though she hurt her ankle she got a tutor and 2 best friends. She passed school and got 1 place and qas going to nationals. I think. Ok so, If u haven't watched this movie u should watch it now I didn't but u might learn something from the movie if ur very,very shy.😄😃😀😊☺😉😁
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McKennagh Devins
May 12, 2020
I looked up american girl doll McKenna because I used to always get compared to her/it because im a dancer and I'm kinda mad at the people who did cuz this is so cringey
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Anna McCall-Taylor
June 29, 2018
Surprisingly racist. The main character does a reading comprehension exercise about how it is "not healthy for children to grow up in India". This is cheerfully accepted as fact by the characters. What!?!
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