honestly it deserves a lower rating, but i like watching skating/dancing and the like. and despite the fact that the ice skating wasn't too great (esp that done by trachtenberg, or her stunt double or whatever, can't tell), but all in all, i really like watching figure skating and that's what gives it the extra 1/2 star. acting was shockingly bad and story was cliche. but, i didn't watch this movie with high expectations (even though i was inundated with advertisements a few years ago, quite annoying) so i pretty much got what i expected. and also, this is unrelated, but in the past two years, hayden panettiere has lost a LOOOT of weight.