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The Hot Flashes (2013)

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The Hot Flashes is about a basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, who challenge the current high school girls' state champs to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as the women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, become a national media sensation, and gain a new lease on life. (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for some sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brad Hennig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 13, 2013
Runtime:
Vertical Entertainment - Official Site

Cast

Brooke Shields
as Beth Humphrey
Daryl Hannah
as Ginger Peabody
Virginia Madsen
as Clementine Winks
Camryn Manheim
as Roxie Rosales
Wanda Sykes
as Florine Clarkston
Eric Roberts
as Laurence Humphrey
Andrea Frankle
as Kayla Rash
Jessica Rothenberg
as Millie Rash
Charlotte Graham
as Jocelyn Humphrey
Carl Palmer
as Coach Palmer
Michal Anna Marble
as Team Manager
Morrey McElroy
as Nurse Morrey
Maria Alaina Mason
as Workshop Instructor
Gillian Bolt
as Shannon
Larry Tausch
as Square Dance Caller
Don Brady
as Codger
Randy Austin
as Referee
William Stockton
as Scorekeeper
Kenny Alfonso
as Tito Rosales
Margaret Lawhon
as Waco Register Report...
J. Patrick McNamara
as Board President
Joe Chrest
as Mllie's Dad
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Critic Reviews for The Hot Flashes

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11)

In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

A Lifetime movie, minus the commercials, but with every predictable twist and turn and treacly message intact. She shoots. It bores.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Lifetime movies have their pleasures, and so does this film.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

[A] strained and soapy empowerment comedy ...

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Even though it earns an R rating for profanity and some risque material, it's too meek and mild-mannered to qualify as brave, or even slyly subversive.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

This comedy deserves credit for taking a decided viewpoint - and delivering a heartfelt if occasionally misguided message.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Hot Flashes

Everyone thought their glory days were over. Everyone thought wrong.

Good movie! I did find some of it funny but again the jokes weren't really for me. The message of this movie is inspiring and does leave you feeling good even though the movie is very predictable. The one thing I can say about this is that it would have been very good as a Lifetime movie instead of a direct-to-DVD movie. Overall, better then I expected but I think if you are the audience this is going for you will really like it.

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current arrogant high school girls' state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and become a national media sensation.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

would have enjoyed it more if the stereo-type heavy underdogs had more of a script for character and plot development. yes it's a basic plot underdog story. a formula many films use. but when the writers just put the whole story on autopilot don't rely on great acting and Schick by a few high caliber performers to carry the film's story. is it entertaining? yes to some extent but this would make even a lifetime movie look theatre worthy.

markvalenzuela1973
Mark Valenzuela

This is one of those "someone wrote this?" kind of movies. Someone decided to fund this movie? These stars read the script and wanted to be in this movie? The Hot Flashes might mean well but it isn't a good or well-made movie. Brooke Shields stars as a 40-something former high school basketball star who has botched the paperwork for her late friend's non-profit traveling mammogram-mobile which has caused the health service to cease to be. Horrified at what she has done, she recruits a batch of old friends to play basketball against the Texas high school basketball state champions to raise money for charity. The film is poorly written and it is full of clichéd characters and awful stereotypes -- the self-righteous hypocritical Bible thumper, the lesbian, the town tramp etc. These are all stock characters in generic situations. As bad as the film is, one cannot help but root for this group of one-time winners because they are good people wanting to do something good for others. It sounds awful, but this film is a benign lump -- it isn't good but it could have been much worse.

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