However, I guess I don't see the appeal. Sometimes movies get away with more when they are promoted as "spoof" or "camp". Perhaps the target audience (teen girls) is part of the problem, but I didn't think the story or characters were strong.
The main character is too boring. She is the straight A all American type, but has no personality. She seems like she could be talked into anything, including the romance she ends up wrapped up in. She wants to go to art school, but it comes across as a lazy attempt to give the character more dimension (falls flat.)
The villain is confusing. As much as people rave about the actress, she still doesn't make up for the story. For someone who is supposed to be this "super villain" ... she shows nothing to suggest that at all. If they didn't tell the audience how bad she was in the beginning, there'd be no way to figure out what makes her the "bad guy".
The movie has no direction as far as feeling. It doesn't know what it wants to be. In one part, we might have girls running around in ridiculous spy gear, but then there's a whole "teen" cutesy romance angle in the next scene. That's what makes it difficult to critique... the outfits and the way they have these girls act could be criticized for lack of imagination & character, but if it's a spy spoof, then it would be ok. The romance has some problematic factors, but nothing more than usual teen movies (especially from that era) & if it's supposed to be taken "light hearted & fun" then... same issue... no clear focus.
Starring: Sara Foster, Megan Good, Jordana Brewster, Christina Kirk, Geoff Stults, Jill Richie, Jimmi Simpson, Holland Taylor, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jessica Cauffiel
Written&Directed By: Angela Robinson
EVIL IS SO TOTALLY BUSTED!
Well I'll give the movie this much it's better than Blue is The Warmest color. Otherwise the best lesbian movie I've ever seen.
Encrypted within the SAT is a secret test that measures a girls potential for espionage. Amy, Janet, Dominique and Max score so high that they're recruited to join the elite mercenary group known as the D.E.B.S.
Amy the leader of the group is a latent lesbian. Lucy Diamond is a thief master criminal goes on a blind date with a semiretired Russian named Ninotchka. When the D.E.B.S monitor the date on a surveillance assignment. Amy is attracted to the smiling, seductive Lucy, which causes security complications.
In such a film taxonomy is personality, once you've got the label straight, you know all you're ever going to need to know about to character. In addition to Amy, who is a lesbian, we meet Max who is black, Janet who is white, and Janet who corners the market on character attributes by being Asian with a french accent who smokes all the time.
This film is awfully messy, has attractive women that are stereotyped but that doesn't make it any better. I'm giving D.E.B.S a one out of five.
I just wanted more plot and development, there isn't much of it. :/
This movie isn't exactly James Bond versus SPECTRE, but those guys never had a bra-snapping scene! So, prepare to be entertained by the smartest sexiest schoolgirls to ever join the espionage game. It's so ridiculous, clichéd, and corny, you have to laugh throughout, but the lesbian relationship angle is handled with surprising maturity. It's a lot of light-hearted fun, and regardless of your sexual orientation, you'll fall in love with Jordana. Maybe it's all part of the designed appeal, but the cheap production quality causes me to deduct a few points.
But when their top agent, gorgeous Amy Bradshaw (Sara Foster) mysteriously disappears after coming face to face with the attractive young villainess, the D.E.B.S. begin a full-scale search for Lucy's secret lair, never suspecting that Amy may not want to be rescued after all.
also stars Devon Aoki, Meagan Good, Jill Ritchie, Holland Taylor, Michael Clarke Duncan, Geoff Stults and Jimmi Simpson.
directed by Angela Robinson.