Sugar & Spice

2001

Sugar & Spice

Critics Consensus

Though this cheerleader comedy has an intriguing premise, it's too empty-headed and saddled with too many lame jokes to live up to it. Also, some critics say the movie is irresponsible in its depiction of teens and guns.

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The directorial debut of Australian filmmaker Francine McDougall, this teen comedy stars Marley Shelton as Diane, captain of the Lincoln High School A-squad cheerleaders, the most popular girls in their school. They include born-again Christian Hannah (Rachel Blanchard), the rebellious Kansas (Mena Suvari), late-night talk show fan Cleo (Melissa George), and brainy geek Lucy (Sarah Marsh). When Diane learns that she's pregnant, she and her stud quarterback boyfriend Jack (James Marsden) get hitched and quickly learn that marriage with children is an expensive proposition. With some advice from Kansas' convict mom (Sean Young), the squad embarks on a plan to rob a bank, but their peppy enthusiasm and patented cheerleading moves may give them away to the authorities.

Cast

Marley Shelton
as Diane Weston
Sean Young
as Mrs. Hill
James Marsden
as Jack Bartlett
Adam Busch
as Geeky Guy
Kevin Kling
as Factory Worker
Dave Quimby
as Apartment Manager
Jacy Dumermuth
as Food Valley Cashier
Wiley Harker
as Principal Smith
Claudia Wilkens
as Grandmother
Jeff Hopkins
as Police Officer
Jeremy Kent Jackson
as Football Player No. 1
Jamison Hasse
as Football Player No. 2
Jessie Schoen
as Butch Girl
Susan Fuller
as Bank Loan Officer
Andy Hubbell
as Husband
Isabell Monk
as Inmate No. 1
Miriam Must
as Inmate No. 2
Jennifer Snell
as Inmate No. 3
Andrea Guilford
as Lamaze Instructor
Matt Guidry
as Male Reporter
Li Ning
as Dim Sum Charlie
Laura McKinley Anderson
as Average Girl No. 1
Cassie Fox
as Average Girl No. 2
Kurt Loder
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Sugar & Spice

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (54)

Audience Reviews for Sugar & Spice

  • Feb 06, 2011
    A bit enjoyable, yes, but definitely not hilarious. The story is ridiculous.
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2010
    This movie was about the head of the cheerleading squad Diane who gets pregnant for her jock boyfriend who surprisingly sticks around and stays with her during the pregnancy. Disowned by their respective parents, they attempt to work through it by getting jobs while living in a ghetto fabulous apartment. Finally losing her upbeat attitude, Diane gets her cheerleader friends in on a plot to rob the bank she works at to give her family a better life. The script is amazingly funny filled with wit and sarcasm. James Marsden (X-Men`s Cyclops) played the role of a brainless high school jock delightfully well. Kansas (Mena Suvari of American Beauty) is another good character with a lot of funny lines.This movie, while not perfect, is still one of the funniest movies I`ve seen.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2010
    It started fun and then coasted and then it just never went anywhere. There was almost no ending whatsoever!
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2010
    Misunderstood black-ish comedy lampoons teen romances and after-school specials with disarming bubbliness. Funny and knowing script usually hits the target and perpetrated by a quintet of unlikely criminals, a squad of perky cheerleaders brought to life by several name-actresses-to-be. James Marsden also scores as a dense, undeterrably optimistic quarterback and father-to-be.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer

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