Sugar & Spice (2001)

Sugar & Spice (2001, USA) C-84m. SCOPE ** D: Francine McDougall. Starring Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari, Rachel Blanchard, Alexandra Holden, Sara Marsh, James Marsden, Sean Young, Kurt Loder, Jerry Springer, Conan O'Brien. Quite amusing farcical comedy about a group of cheerleaders, one of whom (Shelton) is pregnant by her highschool sweetheart (Marsden). When she learns the hardships of life, she and her friends decide to rob a bank, seeking advice from old movies. Starts out as a fast-paced homage to such 90s classics as RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) or SCREAM (1996) with a teen twist, but script becomes a little too silly in second half. Short running time helps.


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