So Undercover

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So Undercover
The working title for Miley Cyrus’s latest outing was ‘I’m, Like, Sooo Undercover’ until someone surely decided it sounded too obnoxious even for her fanbase. Given that the film is now headed straight to DVD in the US, perhaps the studio shouldn’t have held back: if anything, this anodyne ‘Miss Congeniality’ rip-off could use more bratty fizz. The ageless tween-pop star – she recently exited her teens, but still seems 13 going on 50 – is at least on sparkier form than she was in ‘LOL’ earlier this year. Still, as a tomboyish private eye drafted by a shadowy FBI agent (Jeremy Piven) to infiltrate a super-girly college sorority and protect a witness’s daughter, she’s miscast: where we might believe Sandra Bullock as a tough-talkin’ gal more threatened by lip-gloss than a gun, Cyrus seems to be playing dress-up when she dons the biker gear that is supposedly her second skin. Not-especially-high high jinks ensue. Kelly Osbourne is on hand as a feisty roommate, presumably to make Miley look more appealing by comparison.

By: Guy Lodge


Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday December 7 2012
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tom Vaughan
Cast: Miley Cyrus
Alexis Knapp
Joshua Redman
Jeremy Piven
'Autumn' Alekos Giannaros

Average User Rating

3.1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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I hurt myself today...........but Ian, I didn't cry. Doubled this with NATIVITY 2 and survived! Yes, farewell to Cyrus (lone viewer) YES no go, but did I like it? OH CHRIST FORGIVE.........................please!

Totally agree with the review, Its a poor movie that surely finishes Cyrus's movie career. What makes this even more surprising is that Cyrus's mother is listed as the producer and so seems complicit in this farago. From a male perpective there is little to entertain as a totally hackneyed script moves to its inevitable conclusion. 2 stars probably flatters it. For me 3 out of 10 and a one star film.