Cocky male athletes are everywhere. Cocky female athletes, much less so, especially in the movies.
Comedian Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) finally gives us an anti-heroine with Olympian levels of skill and ego in “The Bronze,” which she co-wrote and stars in. Rauch’s expletive-prone Hope Ann Greggory returns to her small Ohio town after placing disappointingly on the world stage. Now her main challenge is clinging to relevance and self-respect.
Between the giant blond bangs, the floppy scrunchies, and the stars-and-stripes tracksuits, Hope’s costuming is perfect. But what clinches her athlete look is her hilarious sense of entitlement, which she’s more than happy to demonstrate in the trailer.