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Sundance 2015: Melissa Rauch’s ‘The Bronze’ may be the funniest film this year

Starting up day two at the Sundance Film Festival, “The Bronze” has already set the bar pretty high in the comedic-genre. The sometimes raunchy, almost always funny, new project starring Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) was won of the most highly-anticipated comedies heading into the film festival in 2015. Now after screening, the group should have its pick of interested buyers.

The film centers on a former gymnastics, who after taking the bronze medal, is living a much quieter life than she would like. As her star-status in a small-town is threatened by a rising new gymnast, she grapples with the discomfort of slipping into mediocrity.

One of the most memorable scenes in the film was a sex-scene, and everything from tumbles, to vaults to cartwheels was thrown into the mix to create one of the funniest/raunchiest events you could hope for while still being funny. The scene made such an impression on the press screening the film, that it was inescapable topic that no one could get away from at the Eccles Theater post-viewing panel.

“As for the sex scene, you write what you know,” said star Melissa Rauch. The tiny-framed actor was on-point and hilarious at the event, sharing the panel with co-writer and husband Winston Rauch. We can “show you what we do in our bedroom,” Winston said in response to questions about writing the film and scene. Melissa Rauch opted for a body double in the actual film’s popular sex-scene, but did compliment her choice in doubles saying, “My body never looked better thanks to her.”

Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch wrote the script. while Bryan Buckley directed. The film also stars Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan and Cecily Strong of SNL.