GIRL GANG LEADER ANGELINA JOLIE INSPIRES HER TEENAGE POSSE TO TAKE REVENGE ON EVER MAN WHO'S EVER ABUSED THEM. BASED ON THE NOVEL BY JOYCE CAROL OATES. SPECIAL FEATURES: SUBTITLES INENGLISH AND SPANISH, THEATRICAL TRAILERS... more », TALENT FILES, SCENE SELECTIONS, INTERACTIVE MENUS AND MUCH MORE.« less
Robert B. (rbrown) from STARKVILLE, MS Reviewed on 3/6/2016...
Neither as bad as its critical reception nor as good as its Amazon user reviews would lead you to believe, FOXFIRE sits in a weird middle ground between exploitation flick and female empowerment tract. Melodramatic to a fault, FOXFIRE showcases Angelina Jolie and Hedy Burress near the beginnings of their careers—obviously, Jolie went on to become Hollywood royalty, while Burress (star of one of my favorite sitcoms ever, BOSTON COMMON) faded into a career doing voice-over work and one-shot roles on TV shows. The two of them are the only reasons to give FOXFIRE a watch, but it deserves to be seen for their performances, which are remarkably good.
Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA Reviewed on 8/15/2011...
Foxfire is a coming of age story of a group of girls who are brought together by circumstance and by a sleazy teacher who is trying to molest the young ladies in his class. Into this mix comes a bad girl, played by Angelina Jolie, who tries to bring the girls together and toughen them up. They set out to get revenge on the evil teacher, but this of course leads to more trouble. A gripping film in the tradition of Stand By Me. If you are into good stories and drama, you'll like this. And if you're just one of those guys who used to watch Tomb Raider to try to get a glimpse of Angelina Jolie's breasts, then look no further. Because they're on full display in this one. So, you get nice nudity and a nice dramatic story...who could ask for more?
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Tara C. (ohsonaughty) Reviewed on 12/31/2010...
This is a chick-flick with lots of drama. As usual, Angelina Jolie was great as the lead trouble maker with a ton of personal problems.
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Mary Jane T. (MJ) from SPOTSYLVANIA, VA Reviewed on 11/8/2009...
I thought this movie was pretty good. My husband liked it also. It was something different for a change.
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Deborah A. from WILLINGTON, CT Reviewed on 12/15/2008...
Angelina Jolie did awesome in this movie!
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Not a Chick Flick
Michael T. Hopson | Alexandria, Virginia United States | 07/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget what ya heard, Foxfire is definitely not just a chick flick. I'm a guy and I've loved this movie since the first time I saw it. Initially, I'll admit I was attracted to it because it featured two of my favorite actresses(Jolie, Burress) but it was the story itself that has made me a devoted viewer of this movie ever since. The movie is miles and away different from the book it's based on, and not just due to the setting. The relationships between the girls are slightly altered, not to mention a good number of the girls are left out. That in no way diminishes how dead on the emotions each character portrays are played out. Thelma and Louise? Definitely a film made solely for the female audience. But Foxfire is just head and shoulders above that. Great film."
Fantastic - Jolie's performance makes this film.............
Mellie | 08/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hmm, I have a strong feeling that the previous one star review was by a man. Anyways onwards....... Okay, this film may not be without its flaws, but it certainly makes a refreshing change from the recent spate of terrible 'teen' movies; She's All That, Varsity Blues, etc. So what if the film didn't have a fantastic script or big stars, or whatever - not everyone can afford to shoot films on multi-million dollar budgets you know. The performances seemed subtle - I enjoyed the fact that the actresses (especially Angelina Jolie), conveyed emotion through their eyes, and use of body language. I thought the scenes between the girls were touching and heart-warming. I thought that the close bond between Legs and Maddie - the 'rooftop' scene and the ending in particular, were memorable because of the emotions that were conveyed by both actresses, and the frustration that I felt because they didn't get to kiss. Overall, this film is definitely one to watch - it shows the true value of friendship - portrayed way better than any other 'teen' movie. Also, if you ask me Thelma and Louise is a completely different film - why the heck are people comparing the two?!? Foxfire is THE definitive 'chick flick'. SEE IT. BUY IT. LOVE IT."
FOXFIRE NEVER SAYS SORRY!
Mellie | Melbourne, FL, USA | 12/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and I'm not going to say sorry, either, for giving this movie five stars. While it is much different than the book (The movie eliminated Lana as a main character, and replaced her with Violet, who was a smaller character in the book; the book was set in the 50s, the movie in the 90s, etc.), it was indeed a wonderful, wonderful film. The main plot stays the same - five girls, each with troubled pasts, gang together to stop the world from messing with them ever again. They start by beating up a teacher who sexually harasses and molests female students that he keeps after school for detention, and it escalates from there, climaxing when the girls realize they've taken things a bit too far. The girls in the movie express such power, and their close ties with each other are heart-rending, especially at the end, when Maddy says goodbye to Legs. Angelina Jolie puts on a stunning performance, as always. This is the ultimate girl-power movie. A must see for every girl who's ever tried to make a difference, or just wanted to."
Christie | Orlando, Florida USA | 07/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Upon first viewing I was disappointed, I felt the story left so many questions and I didn't understand the relationship between the girls, particularly the two main characters, Maddy, played by Hedy Burress, and Legs, played by Angelina Jolie. The plot moves so fast and the characters become so close so quickly, I didn't know how and why they got from point A to point B. To answer my questions I went straight to the source and read the book, then I re-viewed the movie. It was then that I fell in love. The adaption was brilliant, the story was slightly different but the movie kept the book's important elements, the most important being the characters. The producers of this film couldn't have picked anyone better than Angelina Jolie, who displays many of the same qualities of her character, Legs. Angelina Jolie's portrayal is so real, yet she is so dreamlike, etherial, and addictive. These people put together as one is a lethal combination for both the audience and the other characters within the story. As a movie on its own, it's entertaining but I would recommend reading the book then watching the movie. The combination truly gives you an understanding for the story and the characters, more-so than just doing one without the other."
True female bonding on this film
Jenny J.J.I. | That Lives in Carolinas | 01/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Foxfire first came out, I had no interest to watch it at all. Recently I became a huge Angelina Jolie fan. The main reason to watch the movie was her. Jolie is great as usual. She gives everything into her character and is very good. The reason that films like these don't get as much publicity as their male counterparts is because they are all are so stereotyped and labeled. And while the generalization about most "female bonding" films is true, the same could be said about the men. And what makes each film stand apart is the emotion and ideas of the characters. The plot is based on real life situations, and the characters and the charisma they deliver is what makes the film so liberating and exciting to watch. The girls are learning life lessons, growing up, experimenting, facing hard issues and learning to cope and understand each other.
Angelina Jolie has some brilliant lines and poses as an almost Mother-like figure, affecting their lives forever, sheltering and explaining, and persuading the girls to take an extra risk, or risks, rather. It's very intimate and she does an incredible job playing "Legs". It isn't meant to represent what all girls do, and don't bother looking for a movie about lesbians guys. It gets very ethereal at points and made a point about bonding and unity. Don't bother looking for deep intellectual comments either, because the most poignant scenes are sullen and the actresses use their eyes over words.
The opening scenes are good, the way they introduce the oppressed victims, and you see the wide-eyed looks as are often given by people who are afraid - but who will later look for comfort in Legs and her new-found posse. It is all set up very well. And the touching ending scenes provide closure, showing how very real, and sincere, everything has been. It's not sugar coated in any way and let's you take a glimpse into a female perspective that does not revolve around whether or not they have a boyfriend, and whether their hair and make-up look okay. And if at least 1 girl can watch a movie like that, or read a book like that, and be inspired enough to raise her self-esteem and not let anyone walk over her, then it has made a good impact. After all, it's simply not often movies about self-proclaiming girls rebelling get in this much of a spotlight, right? "