The Gabby Douglas Story

2014 NR 1h 26m DVD

The Gabby Douglas Story

2014 NR 1h 26m DVD
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This biographical drama tells the story of Gabby Douglas, the American gymnast who made history at the 2012 Summer Olympics by becoming the first black woman to win the Individual All-Around Championship.
Gabrielle Douglas, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla, Regina King, Brian Tee, David Haydn-Jones, S. Epatha Merkerson
Gregg Champion
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, English SDH, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Gabby Douglas Story is a biopic about a young American gymnast who overcame obstacles to become an Olympic champion. The film contains no drinking, smoking, sex, or cursing, though there is a small amount of mean-girl talk at the gym and Gabby can be harsh on herself when evaluating her abilities. Gabby is depicted as a hard-working and determined individual who won't let poverty and illness stop her from reaching her goals. She is the member of a close-knit family headed by a single mom, who leaves Gabby's dad because he can't find a job. Gabby herself then moves away from her family as a young teen to train with a particular coach; parents may question whether they agree with that decision. Otherwise, this is a squeaky-clean sports films that youthful athletes, particularly gymnasts, may draw inspiration from.

Sexual Content

Not applicable



Squeaky clean except for one moment when Gabby says she "sucks" at a particular gymnastics move. There is a bit of mean-girl talk too at the gym, such as when a rival tells Gabby she's too short.

Social Behavior

Family unity and support is championed; we see Gabby's success depicted against the framework of a strong and loving family unit. Brother and sisters do dishes together, help each other, and are there for each other, as is Gabby's loving single mom and grandmother.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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