An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side. Then together they decide it's ... See full summary »
A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
After Diane Weston, the popular head cheerleader of Lincoln High School's A-squad, becomes pregnant by the star football quarterback Jack Bartlett, Diane and her four cheerleader teammates, Kansas, Cleo, Lucy, Hannah, as well as newcomer Fern, plan the perfect bank robbery to support her and Jack after their parents financially cut them off. But neither Diane nor her friends expect their bitter rival Lisa, the head cheerleader of Lincoln's B-squad, to suspect them with their plan. Written by
What is a pregnant, teenage, High School cheerleader to do... ???
This is a smart movie about dumb people but don't let that get in the way of your enjoying it.
There are a lot of laugh-out-loud situations in this short (less than 90 minutes by my watch) film. The whole situation is laughable when the team captain of the `A-Squad' cheerleaders at Lincoln High School is pregnant and what she does to make the situation more livable.
James Marsden (Scott Summers/Cyclops in `X-Men') is the too-good-to-be-true boyfriend of Marley Shelton (Diane Weston in the film) whose innocence, sweetness and naivety makes you want to believe that there really are people like that in the real world.
Mena Suvari (late of both `American Beauty' and `American `Pie') is a study in contrasts as the girl that `was born in prison.'
There has been a spate of cheerleader movies this last year but this one owes much more to `But I'm A Cheerleader' than it does to `Bring It On.' There is a tension and sense of surrealism that isn't in `Bring It On.'
When all the cheer leaders don their `Betty' masks it becomes very surrealistic almost spooky.
There is no big opening to this film: just an introduction to the characters; but there is a nice end to the film explaining what happens to the major characters after the end of the film.
I enjoyed this film much more than I thought I would give it a chance you may enjoy it too.
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