Movie List
Loading ...
Find Theaters and Movie Times
Search Movies

Review: Fired Up!

Despite its Cheerleader Movie appearance, this is very much a Guy Movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 25, 2009
3.0 3.0 Stars

VIDEO: The trailer for Fired Up!

During the end credits of this horny-teen comedy from director Will Gluck and writer Freedom Jones (first-timers both), there's a collection of profanity-laden outtakes — except that the offending language is bleeped and otherwise obscured by block letters spelling "F.U.!" (See film title.) So if you're a guy who's reluctant to view a neutered movie (and despite its Cheerleader Movie appearance, this is very much a Guy Movie), you might want to wait for the unrated DVD. Still, for a film that relies on the dumb premise of a pair of high-school lotharios forgoing football camp in order to attend cheer camp with "300 girls who want it just as much as we do," the verbal gymnastics of Jones's script almost measure up to the physical ones. Both are handled gamely by Eric Christian Olsen (the Jim Carrey stand-in in Dumb and Dumberer) and Nicholas D'Agosto (Rocket Science), who share an easy chemistry as Nick and Shawn. The 300 girls aren't bad either.

Related: Review: Easy A, Review: Friends with Benefits, Review: A Film Unfinished, More more >
  Topics: Reviews , Jim Carrey, Eric Christian Olsen, Eric Christian Olsen,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
    Decades before women took center stage in the one-two punch of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill , King Hu (1932-1997; the subject of a retrospective at the HFA) put swords in the hands of a soaring heroine in Come Drink with Me.
  •   REVIEW: EMPEROR  |  March 12, 2013
    Yes, Tommy Lee Jones plays the "supreme commander" of the US forces in this historical drama from Peter Webber ( Girl with a Pearl Earring ) that takes place after the Japanese surrender in World War II, and the Oscar winner puts in another towering performance.
  •   REVIEW: 21 AND OVER  |  March 05, 2013
    As one of the Asian stereotypes in this hit-or-(mostly)-miss comedy from writer/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore says, "Fuck kids these days. Every one of you is drunk, stupid, and fat."
  •   REVIEW: THE LAST EXORCISM PART II  |  March 06, 2013
    Now that the shaky-cam nonsense has been left behind, what remains are textureless, overlit, sub-TV-quality visuals that only accentuate the fact that our protagonist, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), is at least a decade older than the 17-year-old exorcised sect-escapee that she's playing.
  •   REVIEW: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER  |  March 06, 2013
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: a farm boy dreams of adventure, finds it, and falls in love with a princess along the way. (For everyone's sake, let's just hope she's not his sister.)

 See all articles by: BRETT MICHEL