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Movie Review: 'Sugar and Spice'

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Sugar & Spice

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
76 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/26/01
performer:
Rachel Blanchard, Sara Marsh, Melissa George, Marley Shelton, Mena Suvari, W. Earl Brown, Adam Busch, Alexandra Holden, James Marsden, Marla Sokoloff, Jerry Springer, Sean Young
director:
Francine McDougall
Producers:
New Line Cinema
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Mandy Nelson
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a B

Perpetually perky high school cheerleaders rob a bank to help a cash-strapped unwed pregnant teen (Marley Shelton) — who happens to be captain of the team. This jokey, blowsy comedy isn’t well shaped, but it’s fun in its raunchy unwieldiness. Great casting: Sean Young as the jailbird mama of one pep-squad bad girl (Mena Suvari), happy to share helpful heist tips with her daughter. B