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Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 30 March 2007 (USA)
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In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

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When rivalry between the world's best men's figure skaters - sex addicted, improvisational Chazz Michael Michaels and germophobic, precise Jimmy MacElroy - breaks into a fight on the awards platform, they're banned from the event for life. Three years later, desire for a gold medal and a careful reading of the rules lead them to compete as skating's first male-male pair. Can they overcome mutual dislike, limited time to prepare, their coach's secret past, and the dirty tricks of their main opponents, the Van Waldenberg siblings? The key to victory or defeat may lie in the attraction of the virginal Jimmy toward Katie, the Van Waldenbergs' little sister. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Kick Some Ice

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references | See all certifications »

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30 March 2007 (USA)  »

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$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,014,202 (USA) (30 March 2007)

Gross:

$118,153,533 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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Trivia

For eight years, Craig T. Nelson was the title character in a situation comedy called "Coach." In this movie, his character's name is Coach (1989). See more »

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When the newspaper articles regarding the deaths of the van Waldenburg parents are shown, the actual text of the articles is completely non-related to the 'incident' or even skating. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Darren MacElroy: [watching a young Jimmy skate at an orphanage] I'll take him.
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During closing credits, Hector plays with Jimmy, Chazz, and Hector action figures. See more »

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References Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) See more »

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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Better than I expected
30 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this movie for two reasons: a) Heder hasn't done anything funny since Napoleon Dynamite and b) I thought Will Ferrel's shtick would start to run thin. Both actors played the type of character I expected from them. Heder gave something similar to the Napoleon Dynamite character and Will Ferrell was Will Ferrell. What I didn't expect was the humor. Ferrel carried the show and played the funniest character by far, but Heder didn't drag him down like I thought he would and the two worked well together. Heder was Jack Lemmon to Ferrell's Walter Matthau.

As far as the supporting cast, Poehler and Arnett were good as the Machiavellian doubles team that are the skating rivals to Ferrell and Heder's characters, but no one else really stood out. Jenna Fischer was lackluster as Heder's love interest and Craig T. Nelson did not make for a funny or interesting character either. Two people I thought would have been able to shine in larger roles were Andy Richter and Rob Corddry. Both are funny guys, much funnier than Nelson or Malco, and were underutilized in this film.

The humor was low brow to be sure, just like in every other project Ferrell does, but I happen to like that sort of humor, so I enjoyed it.


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