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Bring It On meets Point Break! Sugar & Spice is an early 2000s film with a pseudo 90s style that is comprised almost entirely of breezy satirical teen-comedy bits and one-liners. Fortunately screenwriter Mandy Nelson understands the meaning of fun and packs this too short for its own good, 70 minute crime morsel with plenty of solid laughs and amusing performances.
I love this movie so much.
my favorite movie of all times i could watch it everyday!!! and it's 2017 :)y
9/15/2015: It had its moments, but it was mostly just cheesy. Not worth watching more than once.
"Sugar & Spice" almost redeems itself with a cleverly plotted third act. Almost. Sadly, the remainder of the film contains softball satire, half-baked gags, and stereotyped characters that leave too much to be desired.
Girls robbing banks for the sake of a pregnant friend.
Pretty good movie!!! I liked it!!!!
"Sugar & Spice" isn't a "great" film, but it's an interesting and amusing comedy caper that doesn't take itself too seriously. The story follows Lincoln High School's head cheerleaders. As you can expect, they all have their distinct characteristics. There's Diane "The Mastermind" (Marley Shelton), she's the leader, the prettiest one, the prom queen, the hottest girl in school. You get the idea. Next we have Hannah "The Virgin" (Rachel Blanchard), she's the nice girl, the overly conservative one that doesn't even like the idea of touching a Ouija board and is frightened at the idea of seeing a film that is anything other than "G" rated. There's Cleo "The Stalker" (Melissa George), she's obsessed with Conan O'Brian and dreams of living with him in an all-leather apartment. She sees the school shrink regularly. Finally there's Kansas "The Rebel" (Mena Suvari). She's the bad girl, the one with the dead father and the mother in jail. Always up to no good, always the first suspect when anything goes wrong. These girls are so close they even have their periods simultaneously. One day, Diane bumps into the perfect man for her. It's football quarterback Jack Bartlett (James Marsden), the guy every girl swoons over. Before you know it, the two of them are the perfect couple. Things get a little messy on prom night when their parents get together and learn that not only is Diane pregnant, but that she and Jack are getting married and moving out. Once outside the house, Jack proves himself to be earnest but totally incompetent and Diane realizes their money is going to run out very quickly. She formulates a plan, where she and her best friends are going to rob a bank. The film follows the group as they put the plan together, while their scheme is put into jeopardy when a rival cheerleader from the B-squad starts to piece together what is going on (Marl Sokoloff as Lisa "The Informer").
The movie isn't very memorable, but it has some charm. There are some good laughs, moments of witty dialogue and who doesn't fancy the thought of a bunch of stereotypical high school cheerleaders pulling off a heist so their pregnant leader can stay out of her parent's house? It really is funny to see these teens try and get material for their heist by renting out classic robbery films and taking notes on how not to get caught, only to make just as many if not more mistakes than the people they're trying to emulate. It's a satire of high-school films and if you've seen a bunch of those, it'll be like seeing a bunch of the villains get their own movie. There's not much else to say really. There are some good moments and I was happy to have seen it but I'm already struggling to write down why exactly. It's the perfect example of a movie you'd enjoy just catching on TV or renting. (Extended version on VHS, October 16, 2013)
you know how john mulaney said women cant be in heist films??? hell na. 5/5
For some reason, I remember this one more as a heist movie than a comedy, but it is actually the opposite. Marley Shelton gets pregnant during high school and needs money to raise her kid, so she enlists the help of her cheerleading squad to rob a bank. They watch classic heist films and plan out their heist while going about their lives. They do pull it off, but one of their rivals sees them do an illegal cheerleading move and starts to talk with the cops. The narration of the film goes through her, up until it gets to the present then there is a twist. A pretty good film, does a good bit of teen comedy along with your traditional heist film.