Sugar & Spice
Sugar & Spice (2001)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Of course, an unfunny comedy is hardly news. However, even by Tinseltown's impoverished standards, one so utterly bereft is something of a rarity, and thus perversely interesting.

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Brendan Kelly

Quite a smart little film with a surprising satirical edge.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

More like snips and snails and puppy dog tails.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The best thing that can be said about the Minnesota- made comedy Sugar & Spice is that there's no reference to the fact that it was made in Minnesota.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Not in the same clever league as Bring It On.

Michael Dequina

An interesting idea that when played out elicits only a slightly amused shrug at best.

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Caleb Crain
Village Voice

Struggles with the existential challenge of individuating five (then six, then seven) perky white heterosexual girls wearing identical aquamarine miniskirts and halter tops.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

It's fun in its raunchy unwieldiness.

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Tony Macklin
Las Vegas CityLife

Director Francine McDougall thinks of her film Sugar and Spice as "a sophisticated black comedy." Yeah, right. Its as sophisticated as a Twinkie, and as black as a marshmallow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
A bit enjoyable, yes, but definitely not hilarious. The story is ridiculous.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
oh my god no im still trying to forget this
Tim Salmons
Dean McKenna
Finally, a teen flick that adults can enjoy! When the head cheerleader gets pregnant, the squad supports her plans to rob a bank. Each girl brings her own… More
Jennifer Xu
This feels like more of a half-movie, but the extant half isn't quite that bad. It's kind of risque, kind of bitchy, and kind of stupid, and I kind of… More
Rachel F
One of my favorites. It is completely twisted and so freakin' funny.