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Sugar & Spice (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  26 January 2001 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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Comedy | Crime

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

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26 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sugar and Spice and Semiautomatics  »

Box Office

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$13,276,953 (USA) (2 March 2001)
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Lona Williams wrote the original screenplay for this movie, and was an executive producer. After a falling out with producers, her name was removed from the project. See more »

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In the doctor's office, Cleo places the ultrasound wand on Diane twice. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Janusch: It blew like a bulimic after Christmas dinner
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References Lolita (1997) See more »

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Written by Conall Fitzpatrick, Caroline Askew and Jacqueline Blake
Performed by Shampoo
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Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Nice little entertaining movie
16 March 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie doesn't do much, but what it does, it does good. It just tells an amusing little story with no background except to entertain.

I don't know why it gets such a bad rating, its just pretty harmless, but not bad. Maybe those people don't like the modern, black humor in it ?! Or they want movies to be serious ? Or they think having stupid characters in a movie makes the movie itself stupid ? Or they want it to be realistic ? Or what ?

I believed through the whole movie that Marley Shelton is Heather Graham, they really look very much the same. I fact, I liked it far more than Austin Powers, because it has the right joke timing. I think its the best movie with Mena Survari since American Beauty, far better, far funnier and far more natural than American Pie.

This is a funny little movie and I think its worth your time. Just don't take it serious, and enjoy its black unrealistic humor !


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