We rate Spice Girls’ big movie debut
THE ROLES Posh, Ginger, Scary, Sporty, and Baby all play themselves in this mighty peculiar Hard Day’s Night facsimile.
DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Low. Sure, the film’s fictitious — um, there’s even interaction with aliens (!) — but the pop quintet is asked to do little more than transfer their respective recording personas to celluloid.
LEVEL OF SUCCESS 4 It’s a cheap, disposable, and implausible piece of entertainment, but alternately, Spice World can be viewed as a so-bad-it’s-good guilty pleasure. Plus, with appearances from AbFab‘s Jennifer Saunders, Alan Cumming, Bob Geldof, House‘s Hugh Laurie, Elton John, Dominic West, and Elvis Costello, there’s a good drinking game in there somewhere.
TASTY TIDBIT Spice World screenwriter Kim Fuller is also responsible for another big-screen vehicle for pop singers: 2003’s From Justin to Kelly.
EW MOVIE GRADE C (Read the review)