Fab five: A Cheerleader Scandal is a movie based on true incidents that happened in a Texas high school about five cheerleaders who were unruly in the eyes of authority. Emma Carr is the new coach who against all odds is determined to put an end to the unjustified leniency handed these girls and instill disciplinary actions in the school establishment. Some of the offenses were drinking on school grounds, having parties, posting pictures in their uniforms while at a porn shop and playing pranks on the coach. And they only received minimal punishment for their actions. Jenna Dewan gives a convincing performance as coach Emma Carr, which seemed all the more better when put next to such a depraved cast. Ashley Benson has fun making Brook, the leader of the five little hellions, seem like such a unapologetic heartless bitch, especially in the way she treats her mother, who is the principle of the school. A let down: there's never a clear reason for why the mother gets maltreated by Brook and that makes it all too easy to hate her for it. Along with this, most of the dialogue was not taken seriously as if it were a joke or something and that made the movie feel comical.
But what is one to expect from such an inane idea such as this? When I think about this being a true story, I imagine director Tom McLoughlin being excited to work on something fun and scandalous. And admittedly its fun to some extent. Its cheesy, rushed, pointless, horribly edited, and great for a one time ride along the dangers of nepotism in an administration. The ending of this movie is superbly insufferable. When it was over I felt I could breath again, much like those who had to deal with the real girls felt once they left. With that being said, why would anybody want to go through that again, let alone, ever?