This instantly forgettable tale about following your dreams was written by Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
, but completely lacks that story's modern-day fairy-tale charm. Awkward high-schooler Casey Carlyle (Michelle Trachtenberg) is a physics whiz and spends most of the summer between her junior and senior years working on a project that will help get her a scholarship to Harvard, the school her feminist single mom (Joan Cusack) dreams she'll attend. Casey sets out to analyze the aerodynamic secrets of ice-skating by filming the elite skaters at the local rink, which is run by tough coach Tina Harwood (Kim Cattrall). The results are dull, so to make...