But I'm A Cheerleader
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But I'm A Cheerleader
In this satire, parents who are worried that their children might not be walking the straight and narrow path discover a rehabilitation camp designed to curb alternative lifestyles. Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a high school student and member of the cheerleading squad, seems like an ordinary enough teenage girl, but her habit of honestly expressing herself and lack of romantic enthusiasm for her boyfriend convince her very repressed parents, Peter (Bud Cort) and Nancy (Mink Stole), that Megan is becoming a lesbian. So Megan is shipped off to True Directions, a camp for gay and gay-leaning teens,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"The movie blows it by (A) trading in witless stereotypes and (B) not being remotely funny."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A trashy, pandering camp homage to the cute quirks of homosexuality."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"It is just as torturous watching this film, as it probably is going through such an indoctrination program."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's the year's funniest, most absurd sight gag."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"Gay love satire for mature older teens and up."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"But I'm a Cheerleader may seem too elementary to a sophisticated crowd"
‑ Moira Sullivan, Movie Magazine International
"A candy-coated, completely negligible bit of fluff that plays like emasculated John Waters."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Most of the film's imagination and energy seem to have gone into the clever casting."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cheerleader is certainly refreshing."
‑ Mike Gregory, Reel.com
"Very quickly grows repetitive and groan-inducing."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Will put girls off the proffession forever. An utter mess of a movie."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The one-joke movie is cute but rarely funny."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"But I'm a Cheerleader plays a lot like a sitcom, only not a very funny one."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The edgy dialogue keeps the film fresh, lively and light."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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