A Second Chance (2011 film)
A Second Chance (also known as A 2nd Chance) is an Australian children's and family film produced in 2011. and released by MarVista Entertainment in 2012. It was written and directed by Clay Glen and produced by Sharyn Pancione and Clay Glen. It starred National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) graduates Nina Pearce (2005), Adam Tuominen (2001) and newcomer Emily Morris. Supporting cast were Carmel Johnson, Amy Handley and David O'Brien. It was acquired by MarVista Entertainment in 2012 and released internationally. Rialto Distribution acquired the Australian rights and released it in Australia and New Zealand through Pinnacle Films. It was licensed to Netflix in 2015. It has been dubbed into Arabic (Egypt), Italian, English (Original), Mandarin and French
Plot Maddy is a young twelve year old gymnast who is talented but gets bullied by the mean girls at the gymnastics competitions and at her school. When her long time coach Beverly falls ill Kate, a retired experienced gymnast, takes over. Kate inspires Maddy to overcome the bullying, training her for a chance on offer of selection in the National Training Squad. Her rival Chelsea also wants to win the spot on offer so goes to extra lengths to undermine and bully Maddy. Meanwhile, Kate is forced to deal with dark memories herself when she confronts her ex-best friend and head judge Sally who is now in a wheel chair. Was Kate responsible for Sally being in a wheel chair, all those years ago? Even Kate still isn't sure. Sally sure blames her though. Kate asks for assistance from specialist strength coach Shane Fuller to help train Maddy for the deciding championship competition. Together Maddy and Kate need to overcome hurdles from the present and the past to get a shot at winning the only spot in the National Training Squad.
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