The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice

DVD Release: March 1, 2011
The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice


A figure skater turns to teaching after her partner suffers a debilitating injury, and later summons the courage to get back on the ice by teaming with a rebellious speed-skater with a bad reputation.

Alexandria “Alex” Delgado (Francia Raisa) and her skating partner were inseparable both on and off the ice. So when he gets injured, she decides to take a break from skating. Meanwhile, as Alex turns to teaching to make ends meet, James Van Behr (Brendan Fehr) is banned from speed skating. He decides Alex would be the perfect figure skating partner. Though their skills on the ice prove a perfect match, their constant bickering off the ice makes the future as a skating duo look unlikely. Now, with the Nationals title in reach once again, Alex struggles to stay focused on winning as she and her new partner’s growing mutual attraction begins to thaw her icy demeanor.

Dove Review

“The Cutting Edge: Fire and Ice” is the touching story of a speed skater who turns to figure skating and falls for the girl he skates with. But they have their ups and downs before things blossom, in part because they bring baggage into the relationship. A former skating partner had hurt Alex, and James has a “bad boy” and “selfish” reputation to overcome.

The movie features energetic skating scenes and a quest for the Nationals championship in Montreal. The couple come together in their personal lives and skating at the perfect time. We are pleased to award this movie our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus. Those who like figure skating and sports will particularly enjoy this film.

Content Description

Sex: Innuendo about personal space; innuendo about a banana; kissing between man and woman; woman unbuttons man's shirt and scene changes.
Language: G-1; H-7; D-3; Sucks-2; Sucker-1; Tool-1; A-5; Crap-1; Jackass-1; B-1; slang for testicles-2; word "barfing" is used; slang for loose women-5; Skanks-4; Loser-2; Fool-1; Sc*ew you-3; Butt-2; Jerk-2.
Violence: Man punches man in face; several fights including a bar fight.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes including champagne and in a bar.
Nudity: Shirtless young man; woman in bathing suit; bare midriff; cleavage throughout; young man in underwear.
Other: Tattoo on person; joke about spanking a man's mother; belching; guy and a girl play strip poker.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Holly Brix
Director: Stephen Herek
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter