Back in 2004, Hope Annbelle Greggory was an American Olympic gymnast. When she injured her ankle and continues on to win the bronze medal, she became America's sweetheart.
Jump ahead to 2012, and Hope (Melissa Rauch) is still obsessed with her former fame and career -- in quite a unique way in the opening scene. She lives in Amherst, Ohio, cursing at and insulting everyone who doesn't treat her as a superstar. She has no time for young up-and-coming, ultra-nice gymnast Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson), and she refers to gym owner Ben Lawfort (Thomas Middleditch) as "Twitch" due to his facial tics. Hope lives with her postman father Stan (Gary Cole) -- yelling at him as much as everyone -- and she gets money from an allowance from him, along with stealing money from letters before her father can deliver them. She drinks, does, drugs, and will have sex in exchange for very little. And she always wears the tracksuit she got in the Olympics.
Overall grade: C-
Reviewed by James Lynch