Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical adventure with the sexy phenomenons of pop - the Spice Girls. An encounter with extra-terrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the escapades the endeavored upon as the Girls gear up for their first live concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Written by
In the photography scene the girls dress up as various characters which include: Jacqueline Kennedy; Charlie's Angels; Danny and Sandy from Grease (1978); Wonder Woman; Madonna; a mod girl who resembles Twiggy; and a James Bond girl. Additionally, the girls dress up as each other: Victoria dresses as Baby Spice; Mel B as Ginger Spice; Mel C as Posh Spice; Emma as Scary Spice; and Geri as Sporty Spice. Geri also dresses up like Marilyn Monroe. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, as the girls are heading to the bus past all the fans, you hear Mel C say 'What was that you said, Clifford?" but she's in the shot as this is being said and her mouth is clearly not moving. See more »
SPICEWORLD is a good, enjoyable movie. It is NOT Cinéma Vérité, nor is it supposed to be. You want a deep, poignant movie? A thriller? An action-flick? Watch something else. This movie is a farce, and was intended to be only that, nothing more. You people who didn't like the movie are expecting LORD OF THE RINGS or something, and this will never reach that level. But for a fun, energetic, insane romp with countless nods to classic movies, stars, and actors, this is perfect.
The Spice Girls had their time in the limelight and used it to produce essentially a theatrically-released extended music video. If you're old enough to remember M-TV when it was actually JUST a music video channel, this is what SPICEWORLD is (think of the classic Michael Jackson video/movies like THRILLER where it was music and a bit of story tossed in for good measure). Nope, not Oscar material by a long shot, but still quite enjoyable.
Oh yes... one last thing: I saw this movie on PPV in 1998 and immediately fell in love with it and the Spice Girls. I was 28 then, and even though I'm 36 now, I still enjoy this movie for what it is. Perhaps that's because I'm OLD ENOUGH to know what it ISN'T.
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