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Fired Up

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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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.

Written by Joshua Rothkopf

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 10 July 2009
  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Will Gluck
  • Screenwriter:Freedom Jones
  • Cast:
    • 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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