This snooze-inducing biopic of the gold-medal-winning skater looks as if it were produced by an Olympic propaganda committee composed of Siberian inmates forced to hard labor behind a sports-mythologizing camera.
Despite being abandoned by her father, toddler Oskana Baiul (Kathleen Stupp) receives the support of her mom Marina (Susanna Thompson) and grandmother (Leeza Vinnichenko) when she begins ice skating. Under the tutelage of star-groomer Stanislav (Miguel Ferrer), Oskana blossoms into a mini-champion
lacking only self-confidence. Her career ascent is slowed by grief over the death of her grandma and, a few years later, her mother's terminal illness. When S...