Coyote Ugly (2000)

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This has been a movie that has gotten a lot of talk about in my time. Every body seems to like Coyote Ugly. It is just one of those movies that this generation has sort of grew up with. Yet never being attracted to it before or even now I decided to give it a look’n at to see if it truly was worth all the hype.

Well It didn’t take long to see the big connection between the movie and my generation, which would be in the 20s and 30s age range. It just really hit the mark on being your typical 2000s movie. What makes this such a rememberable and well talked about movie was its feel to get you rooting for this girl thats just trying to make it on her own, that is the main character Piper Perabo, and the sexual appeal being cute but inappropriate to most conservatives. Not now of course, knowing what they show now on the media is way more sensual than ever before. But lets talk more about what this movie entails.

Being just another girl in New York trying to make it, Violet tries out at one of the more wilder bars in town. She needs the money and she is willing to do just about what ever it takes, besides showing to much skin if you get my drift. This is not an easy gig as Violet will have to step way out of her comfort zone if she is willing to keep the big money flowing in.

Most of the entertainment in this film is watching the Coyotes dance and do bar tricks on top of the bar. Of course you can see how this would be more fun if you were actually at this bar. But if you just drink with the rest of the crowd and watch the movie on a big enough TV it will be as good as if you were actually there. Other things to look forward to  are boyfriend drama, Daddy drama, and of course bar fights.

Personally I think Piper Perabo is way to sweet and innocent to play the character of Violet as she just does not look as sleazy as the other Coyotes. To be honest half the time I was scared for her that one of the guys at the bar were going to harass her, as close as they actually came to doing it. Its no wonder why her boyfriend and dad disapproved of her career.

So we got that the bar scenes where basically the best part of the movie right good thing this took up most of the screen time. Everything else about the movie pretty much made me want to die. The acting was so bad and the side drama with the two other men in her life just made me want to throw up. But for the record I think most movies that came out around this time pretty much all sucked.

John Goodman played a decent part being the girls father and all. I couldn’t really see how she would have been born from him but I guess you can pretty much make anything work in a movie if sucks already. his character fits the girls life just perfectly with Violet being his all in all and her being the daddies girl and trying to look out for pops best interest.

I can’t believe Im saying this but this movie is getting a Six out of Ten. Not because I liked it or thought it was any good but because it deserves some credit as being as popular as it is.

Rating: 6/10

 

 

The Rocker

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A garage rock band made up of a few high schoolers brings on one of their band members uncles as a drummer. Waiting for another chance to make it to the top in a rock and role band, Fish the drummer is the bands ticket to making it big as he leads there way to the top.

It was finally nice to see something fun and different for a change when it comes to comedies. This movie took the simple quest of a young rock band moving up in the music world as a journey from something inconceivable to reality. The whole movie is simple yet full of all the fun parts of what being a rock band is all about. Each new milestone they hit is a first in their books and watching the rise of this band through the their eyes you get to experience the fun and exciting adventure.

The cast for this film was just about right, as it wasn’t really a top hit movie or anything. It  really was just to set the stage for these lesser known actors who are just trying to get their start. Rainn Wilson does a great job of playing Fish, the nobody ex rocker who lives with his mom and still can’t get over his failure in making it as a rockstar. Christina Applegate and Jason Sudeikis are also good choices as they balance the movie out by giving the audience some familiar faces. Emma Stone and Josh Gad are other excellent picks being how this was probably one of their earlier lesser known movies. There was also other great actors and actresses in this film that really filled it out pretty well.

The band was portrayed in a very real way as they showed to go through tough times and good times. They did a great job of showing support for one another as well as putting up with the old drummer. You could tell how much on different levels the old drummer was on compared to the rest of the band which was definitely part of the humor here. The bands manager also nailed his part on the spot as he played your stereotypical band manager.

One thing that stood out and made this movie special was how actually good the music was. You could say that a lot of the focus on this movie was about the music, which means those who appreciate good music should also have an ear for this movie.

The comedy in this movie was by no means blowing me away but it was sufficient. Where it could have been funnier it didn’t have to because, it had the aspects of concurring, victory, risk, and little bit of band drama.

The Rocker is really a great movie for a span of age groups and one that could be on the shelf for any families collection. Who would have thought it better than to take a concept similar to the School of Rock and mixing it with one of the greatest members from the Office of all time. I really enjoyed this movie and I feel it should be one of those to be part of every bodies movie collection. This movie rocks a Eight out of Ten.

Rating: 8/10