Fired Up

Film, Comedy
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

If today’s cheerleader – half porn star, half girl next door – distracts from the game, shouldn’t the cheerleader movie distract us from a lack of believable plot points and honest jokes? Puppyish chick magnet Shawn (Nicholas D’Agosto) and football captain Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) have pulling down to a science.

Then it occurs to them that joining cheerleaders for two weeks of pom-pom training sounds more fun than grunting in Arizona with other guys. Sure enough, cheerleading camp is a vision of lithe women in short shorts but conscience strikes; after much success in the sack, the boys find they enjoy cheering, plus Shawn pursues a sweet hometown girl. It turns out ‘Fired Up!’ isn’t a dirty movie, despite the thigh on display, and it sports a more brainless evil boyfriend to make our heroes likeable. But trashy values place this generic comedy decidedly in the Bush era.

By: Joshua Rothkopf



Release details

Release date:
Friday July 10 2009
90 mins

Cast and crew

Will Gluck
Freedom Jones
Eric Christian Olsen
AnnaLynne McCord
Philip Baker Hall
Sarah Roemer
Nicholas D'Agosto
Danneel Harris
Molly Sims
John Michael Higgins
David Walton
Adhir Kalyan
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