Coyote Ugly

2000

Coyote Ugly

Critics Consensus

Coyote Ugly has an enthusiastically trashy energy and undeniable aesthetic appeal, but it's nowhere near enough to make up for the film's shallow, unimaginative story.

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An aspiring musician becomes one of the most famous bartenders in New York in this high-spirited comedy-drama. Small-town girl Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) dreams of making a name for herself as a singer and songwriter, so she moves to New York City in hopes of landing her big break. Needing to support herself until stardom rolls around, she takes a job as a barmaid at a new nightspot called Coyote Ugly, where the owner Lil (Maria Bello) and the staff of attractive young women dance on the bar, flirt with the mostly male clientele, sing along with the jukebox, and goad the customers into matching them shot for shot. Soon, local media pick up on the bar's success, turning the staff into unexpected celebrities, a situation that presents its own set of problems. Coyote Ugly also stars John Goodman as Violet's straight-laced father, Adam Garcia as a customer Violet becomes involved with, and Tyra Banks, Melanie Lynskey, Bridget Moynahan, and Izabella Miko as the barmaids; action-film titan Jerry Bruckheimer produced. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Piper Perabo
as Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia
as Kevin O'Donnell
LeAnn Rimes
as Herself
John Goodman
as William Sanford
Bud Cort
as Romero
Jeremy Rowley
as William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne
as Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang
as Richie the Bookie
Juliet Neil
as Girl on Street
Eddie Anisko
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Grant Tuskerud
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Jason Jacobs
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Patrick Yonally
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Robert Ahlers
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Orlando Sims
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Barry Michael Duff
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
William Ritter III
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Chandra Bailey
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Freez Luv
as Fiji Mermaid Club Bouncer
Alex Band
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Miles Mosley
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Aaron Kamin
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Vic Vanacore
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Greg Pitts
as Fiji Mermaid Waiter
Whitney Dylan
as Fiji Mermaid Worker
Peter Appel
as Pizza Customer
John Mondin
as Pizza Customer
Elizabeth Beckwith
as Management Office Receptionist
Diane Hudock
as Open Mic Woman
Tara MacLean
as Open Mic Singer
Eric Ritter
as Arlene's Grocery Audience Member
Thomas R. Martin
as Arlene's Grocery Audience Member
Jorgen de Mey
as Coyote Ugly Customer
Jimmy Shubert
as Coyote Ugly Drunk
Greg Ginther
as Coyote Ugly Drunk
Jeff Michalski
as Fire Marshall
Kaitlin Olson
as Bidding Customer
Jennifer Jean
as Bidding Customer
Susan Yeagley
as Bidding Customer
Jill Gettelson
as Bidding Customer
Jack McGee
as Pitcher
Paul Davis-Miller
as Sam Ash Salesman
Johnny Zander
as Roy the Busboy
Scott Russo
as Elbow Room Band Member
Rob Brewer
as Elbow Room Band Member
Steve Morris
as Elbow Room Band Member
Wade Youman
as Elbow Room Band Member
Patrick Kim
as Elbow Room Band Member
Natasha Reulet
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Sarah Jane Morris
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Jennifer Day
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Nava Plotsky
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Alicia Sorell
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Jennifer Manalo
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Nicole Ghastin
as Lyndsay Morgan
Johnny Knoxville
as College Guy
Chris Wylde
as College Guy
Mandy Amano
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Carla Alaponte
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Stephanie Hodge
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Allison Ford
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Kathy Nowrey
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Michael Bay
as Photographer
Joseph Patrick Kelly
as Coyote Ugly Bar Patron
Greg Collins
as Coyote Ugly Bar Patron
Stephen Snedden
as Customer (Fancy Drinks)
Chris Soldevilla
as Man Ordering Shots
Joe Bucaro III
as Finale Club Drunk
James T. Sale
as Finale Club Drunk
Heather Shannon Ryan
as Sorority Girl
Biljana Filipovic
as Bar Fight Girlfriend
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Critic Reviews for Coyote Ugly

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (80)

Audience Reviews for Coyote Ugly

  • Sep 05, 2014
    Incredibly fun and wildly entertaining, Coyote Ugly is an irresistible guilty pleasure. Somehow the film's able to mix exploitation with sentiment and romance. The story follows a young girl named Violet who leaves home and heads off to New York City to become a songwriter, but when she's unable to make it she takes a job at a seedy bar to make ends meet. Featuring Piper Perabo, Maria Bello, Bridget Moynahan, and John Goodman, the casting is pretty good. Perabo especially, as she has tremendous chemistry with her co-stars and is able to exude an innocent naivete. And, the soundtrack adds a lot of energy and excitement to the film. On the surface Coyote Ugly is sexually gratuitous and trashy, but underneath there's a charming story about chasing one's dreams and overcoming fears.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2013
    It's actually hilarious.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2011
    Over Dramatic.. Good use slow motions and music. Sex Scene seems a but unnecessary
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2011
    Hate films like this but didn't hate this as much as I thought, But I won't be watching it again.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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