But I'm A Cheerleader
But I'm A Cheerleader (2000)

Confident and opinionated, 17-year-old Megan is far too strong-willed for her unsuppportive parents, who begin to worry she is a lesbian. Their solution is to send Megan to 'True Directions,' a "rehabilitation camp" run by… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
34%
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User Score
75%



Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics think that But I'm a Cheerleader could have been better. The acting is stiff at times and the plot is surprisingly unoriginal.

Emanuel Levy
Variety

Broadly conceived and schematically directed (or is it non-directed?), this is a shallow satire, basically a short extended into feature length movie, about a rehabilitation camp for gays and lesbians that wastes the talent of Natasha Lyons.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie blows it by (A) trading in witless stereotypes and (B) not being remotely funny.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

A trashy, pandering camp homage to the cute quirks of homosexuality.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Gay love satire for mature older teens and up.

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Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International

But I'm a Cheerleader may seem too elementary to a sophisticated crowd

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A candy-coated, completely negligible bit of fluff that plays like emasculated John Waters.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Very quickly grows repetitive and groan-inducing.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Will put girls off the proffession forever. An utter mess of a movie.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The one-joke movie is cute but rarely funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This is a film that not only the gay community has rallied around, but most stigmatized people have come around to because not only does it satirize the gay… More
Michael S
Very clever and very funny. I don't know why I had this listed as "Not Inteested." I've seen it twice already!
Jim Hunter
A lesbian cheerleader goes to a faith-based camp to "reform" homosexuality. When Ted Haggard claimed that he could essentially "pray the gay… More
Tim Salmons
Interesting love story.
Jennifer Xu
The title is much more interesting than the actual film, which can be quite dull given its subject matter. Definitely could have milked it more for the laughs.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
wait a minute! this was actually pretty funny. (and hot) im starting to like Natasha Lyonne.

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