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|Fired Up |
Actors: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims, Danneel Harris
Director: Will Gluck
In this laugh-out-loud comedy, Ford High' s star football players Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady scheme to ditch football camp so they can spend the summer surrounded by beautiful girls?at cheer camp. The guys are having the ... more »
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Dan C. (drugdan) from DENVER, NC
Reviewed on 3/31/2012...
It is purely entertaining and fun/no brainer type of laughter. The absolutley amazing thing is 3 of the actors in this movie are currently in sitcoms that are weekly watches. Eric Olsen in NCIS: Los Angeles, Sarah Roemer was in The Event before it got cancelled, and Adhir Kalyan (that was the homosexual indian kid in Fired Up) is Timmy from Rules of Engagement (David Spade's assistant)! They had a ton of fun doing this movie, and I think anyone of us would if we had the chance to be in a film like this. Just enjoyment is all it is.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Corny & predictable, but still funny
Steve Kuehl | Ben Lomond, CA | 06/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think the best way to see this film is to know they had fun making it, producing it and to get something out of it like the commentary says: "...they will be studying this for years to come at USC film school..."
Let's get all of the hate mail out of the way. Yes - the leads are all over 30, yes - it is another dang cheer film, yes - it has nothing new to add to the comedy plate this year, and so on. But I still got some good laughs out of it and plenty of fit people to look at. The main thing that struck me was the chemistry between the two main actors, they were actually believable and funny. The supporting cast had some great moments, especially John Michael Higgins as Coach Keith and Philip Baker Hall as Coach Byrnes - they both showed awesome chops in doing their corny roles.
The film quality was excellent, the sound was a fun 5.1 and the impressive long-takes actually looked good. Whether you love or hate this film, that one take when the crew arrives at camp showcasing the 178 ladies on the steps - was impressive. The unrated is only a few seconds longer and contains some nice (and natural) upper body nudity in the night swimming sequence.
The special features give this 2.5 star film the last 1.5. There is a 15 minute making-of, a 7 minute clip on the "stunting" involved, and 8 minutes of unrated outtakes - which if anything are hilarious because of those damn peacocks. The quick press junket shows Eric Olsen in meltdown mode and the commentary with the director and two leads is worth it. Even if to hear little tidbits on how the main cast got each other sick from the kissing scenes or how everything was actually filmed in LA and not in Hinsdale.
Plenty of people hate this film, but I fell into the category of liking it and laughing. I suppose it will be mandatory for the cheer fans out there, but this will actually keep the guys interested also."
I'm not a teenager but I love teen movies.
N. Britz | 10/25/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This one is a good one! I watched it on a plane and had to buy it so I could watch it properly. If you like 'Bring it on', this is a must-see."
Fun movie give it a chance.
Edward Cullen | New york city | 01/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Believe me when I saw the commercials for this film I was like "pass", but when it came out on dvd i saw it on netflix and was surprise how good and funny it was and it didn't look like one of those stupid low budget movies,fired up is simple two guys in high school go to cheerleading camp to hook up with as many girls as possible in what results to lots of jokes and crazy cheerleading and thats about it believe this is still a good movie to watch,you'll have fun with it till the very end."