Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|All You've Got|
Actors: Adrienne Bailon, Sarah Wright, Ciara, Jennifer Peņa, Taylor Cole
Director: Neema Barnette
Genres: Comedy, Drama
It s Bring It On with a high school volleyball twist. Three privileged female volleyball players transfer to the local public rival high school when their posh campus goes up in flames. Before they were bitter enemies bu... more »
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Decent Volleyball Movie
Jackie Savage | Washington | 06/06/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's a cute movie, it would be fun for kids who love volleyball to watch. However, I play volleyball in college and honestly, it was hard for me to watch the actual volleyball scenes. From a volleyball players standpoint it makes us look bad because the girls are either really ghetto, or really stuck up, and talk waaaaay more smack to other teams then I have ever seen in my entire life. Besides that, it seems like a Disney sports movie, like something Hilary Duff would be in. It's probably good for kids 10 - 18, any younger or any older than that I don't think would like it. It's got a pretty good baseline to it, and if I didn't play volleyball or know anything about it I would enjoy the volleyball scenes alot more."
All You've Got Review
Sally Shooster | Texas, USA | 06/07/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie contained some of the worst acting I have ever seen. I understand that this is an MTV movie and to not expect much. But VArsity Blues was ALSO a sports MTV movie and it was very well made. It seems like this script was only have made. The characters weren't developed. The rivalry seemed to shallow, there was no deep sense of orgin to it and it resolved too quickly between the two teams main stars. The whole time watching this movie I felt as though I was watching Laguna Beach because they never designated a main character. It felt like a reality TV movie. It sucked. The plot was not good. Her dad dies in the very beginning BEFORE YOU EVEN KNOW THE CHARACTER... before you could even relate to her. It wasn't sad. The opening scene is a vollyball game but you dont know whose side you are on yet. Why Why Why? It is worth the watch just to see Ciara suck beyond belief at acting (stick to the singing honey acting is NOT for you). Someone compared this to a disney movie... No... at least disney movies have more developed characters and better actors. SO watch it for the suckiness of it. It is fun to rag about while sitting with your friends..."
MTV's "Bring it on"-Style Teen Comedy Needs More Energy to S
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 02/10/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Think of "All You've Got" as a volleyball version of "Bring it on" and you know what you will see in it. The film is produced by MTV Films and is full of cool soundtrack music. Instead of Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushuku and Gabrielle Union, the film features singers like Ciara and Adrienne Bailon, but you know, in this kind of film made for fun, it doesn't really matter whether or not they can act like Meryl Streep, and to be fair they are all likable, giving their best shots. I tried to like the film itself, but I find it very disappointing.
The story itself is not bad. You meet two rivaling volleyball squads The Madonnas and The Phantoms (which reflects the cultural and social differences). Three of the ace players of The Madonnas join the The Phantoms after one tragic event that happens to their school. Their presence naturally causes a discord in the team despite the strict teaching of the coach (Faizon Love), but they have to stay together to win the California State Championship.
The story is predictable, but so was that of "Bring it on" (not that part about the finals in Florida, but the friendship between the girls), so the predictability didn't bother me. No, what disappointed me is the lack of joyful energy of the characters and thrilling sports scenes. The film does not take any new steps in presenting the characters, and it seems the film is more interested in showing the DJs and musicians on stage (in the dance clubs where they go) than the girls themselves. The volleyball sequences are not exciting because of the absence of the athletes' movements that should be essential to the film's story. The use of stunts and stand-ins is understandable, but the scenes are poorly put together, giving some strange moments when it is obvious that the actors are only posing in the court, not playing the game at all.
Probably fans of the actors will enjoy the film, finding more fun than they expected, and Adrienne Bailon is actually very good. But as an ordinary film fan I think "All You've Got" needs something more, more power and energy, and something that would surprise the viewers."