MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 615 this week

Sugar & Spice (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 January 2001 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 10,453 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 110 user | 75 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

A popular high school cheerleader becomes pregnant with the star quarterback's child, only to find herself turning to crime to support the lifestyle she wants to live.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


Related News

Mena Suvari Files for Divorce
| WENN
Mena Suvari Snubs High School Films
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 25 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 08 Apr 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sugar & Spice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sugar & Spice (2001)

Sugar & Spice (2001) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sugar & Spice.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jawbreaker (1999)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jaw-breaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Director: Darren Stein
Stars: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A small town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter
Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale.

Director: David Raynr
Stars: Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Live Virgin (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A woman, fed up with her father's double standards, decides to lose her virginity.

Director: Jean-Pierre Marois
Stars: Mark Adair-Rios, Jason Bercy, Brian Bloom
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bright-eyed 18-year-old identical twin brothers come to Hollywood with the age-old dream of becoming stars. When they see the performers in front of the world-famous Grauman's Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Darren Stein
Stars: Jessica Amento, Ken Barnett, Kevin Berntson
The 24th Day (2004)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

Director: Tony Piccirillo
Stars: James Marsden, Scott Speedman, Sofía Vergara
Gossip I (2000)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three college students base their class project around gossip and how fast it spreads, which soon spirals out of control.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus
Loser (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A college student, branded a loser by his roommates and booted from the dorm, falls in love with a coed who has eyes for their condescending professor.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Zak Orth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At a mental institution, the resident physician, Dr Cohen, encourages his patients who believe they are important Nazi figures to act out their fantasies. The therapy sessions show Hitler ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Remy Auberjonois, Rene Auberjonois, Joseph Bottoms
Sugar & Spice (1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Larry Wessel
Stars: Goddess Bunny, Chi Chi La Rue, Glen Meadmore
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After graduating from high school, Shiro is clueless how to proceed with his education. For the moment, he takes a small job at a local gas station, to much displease of his parents. His ... See full summary »

Director: Isamu Nakae
Stars: Yûya Yagira, Erika Sawajiri, Mari Natsuki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sara Marsh ...
...
...
...
...
Geeky Guy
...
Ted
...
Chris
David Belenky ...
Bruce
Kevin Kling ...
Factory Worker
Edit

Storyline

Jack and Diane were lovers, two crazy kids living in the heartlands (Gee, and John Mellencamp didn't get any writing or soundtrack credits). Diane is the airheaded captain of the cheerleading squad, who follows her through whatever she does. Jack is, of course, the football team's star quarterback. Diane comes up pregnant and the two are thrown out of their homes. They move into an apartment, where they try to live on Jack's part-time salary as a clerk at a video store. Meanwhile both continue in school - cheerleading and quarterbacking. As Diane realizes that they are not making it financially, she recruits the other cheerleaders to help her rob a bank. Their cheerleader oath of all for one commits them to helping her. They get guns from a local hood, who gives them the weapons in exchange for putting his homely daughter on the cheerleading squad. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Why would the most popular girl in school wear a mask? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sex-related humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,025,113 (USA) (26 January 2001)

Gross:

$13,276,953 (USA) (2 March 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Uncredited writer Lona Williams based Cleo's obsession with Conan O'Brien on herself. Williams admits to admiring O'Brien while he was a writer on The Simpsons (1989) and she was an assistant to the producers. See more »

Goofs

When the Homecomming candidates are making their speeches the camera is showing close ups of Lisa while the 4H girl makes her speech. In the long shot, there is an empty chair, but in the close-up there is someone in the chair. See more »

Quotes

[Kansas's mom sends Betty doll masks]
Hannah: [reading card] Be careful, have fun. Ski masks are so done. Use these masks to fight the power and never bend over in the shower.
See more »

Connections

Features Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Critical Nature
Written by The Dragonflies
Performed by The Dragonflies
Courtesy of Agent X Records Company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All the nice that's fit to print
8 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A high school cheerleading squad robs a bank in order to support the burgeoning family of one of their own. They get the idea watching the Keanu Reeves movie Point Break and then watch movies like Reservoir Dogs and Dog Day Afternoon to figure out how exactly to pull the caper off.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Sounds like a cutesy family movie, right? The kind that warms the cockles, wherever they are. Well, almost. It's a dead-on, surprisingly hilarious comedy, with perfect off-center performances and a crisp, honest script.

The last cheerleading movie I saw (and quick, can you name more than a couple anyway? Didn't think so) was the Kirsten Dunst comedy Bring It On. This one blows that out of the water, out of the atmosphere, and out of the solar system. There's no moralizing. There's no good-girls-are-right, bad-girls-are-wrong lesson. Heck, we're talking about teenage girls pulling off a robbery! And one thing that could have sunk this movie early on was a character change. You've seen movies in which a character, faced with a new set of circumstances, does a 180-degree turnaround on how they've behaved up to that point. In this movie, you'd expect the girls to suddenly become flawless professional robbers. Not so. And while their plan has its faults, it's still a plan, buoyed by the vacant aphorisms of their leader, the pregnant and chipper Diane (Marley Shelton). Sing-songy and ebullient, the kids squabble among themselves but, in the true spirit of cheerleading and gosh-darn Girl Scout-like togetherness, they pull together as a team. Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Decent cheerleading movies are hard to come by. Come to think of it, so are any cheerleading movies. Oh, not that I'm looking, but I can name only two off the top of my head: Bring It On and the legendary, overlooked (okay, just kidding) 1977 opus Satan's Cheerleaders. But the latter's pep squad was in college, so it's different. But I digress.

Truth be told, there's not a dull moment in the movie. Diane's knocked up before the prom by her dimwit football-hero boyfriend. This guy's so stupid he gets himself fired from such seemingly unfireable jobs as fast-food employee and other glamorous retail employment opportunities. See, in the real world, he'd be upset that the luster had worn off his diamond of an image, having to work with geeks at the video store. But he's a dope, blissfully ignorant. He knows but one thing - that he loves Diane - and being such a dullard is supremely helpful to the film (and isn't easy to do; kudos goes to James Marsden in the role).

In short, a real hoot. We've seen many bank robbery movies with their own twists and idiosyncrasies; this one's one of the better ones to come down the pike. Go team go!


26 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
favorite/funniest quote abbadab111
worst movie ever unccarter15151515
A total rip-off of panathinaikospony
marley shelton looks like heather graham sampsonhome
Plot Hole cajun-queen88
Forgotten gem sakura_droplet
Discuss Sugar & Spice (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?