In this laugh-out-loud comedy, Ford High's star football players Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady scheme to ditch football camp so they can spend the summer surrounded by beautiful girls at cheer camp. The guys are having the time of their lives as they use their new reputation as "sensitive guys" to talk the hotties into skinny dipping, cheering naked, and hooking up. But when Shawn falls for the gorgeous head cheerleader who's suspicious of their motives, the players must change their game to prove Shawn's intentions before the thrilling cheer competition finals.
The word "shameless" does not begin to describe Fired Up
, a sneaky, self-aware teen comedy about two high-school jocks who join the cheerleading squad so they can score with girls at cheer camp. Naturally, they find themselves starting to care and end up committed to helping their squad win the big competition at the end. But while trotting through the formula paces, Fired Up
manages to subvert the cliches of teen movies while fulfilling them at the same time. It's really kind of genius. Fusing the smart sassiness of Bring It On
with the hyperactive self-referentiality of Dude, Where's My Car?
, Fired Up
wallows in the luscious flesh of its cast (both male and female) while pushing the horndogginess to ridiculous heights; it casts an absurdist eye on cheerleading while making savvy use of sports-movie plot devices; it starts out with the rigidly defined sex roles of high school, but by the end has mocked masculinity, femininity, homophobia, and furries(!). Nicholas D'Agosto (Heroes
) and Eric Christian Olsen (Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
) play the jocks with just the right mixture of likability and preposterousness. Also featuring Sarah Roemer (Disturbia
), swimsuit model Molly Sims (Las Vegas
), AnnaLynne McCord (90210
), and the ever-dependable John Michael Higgins (A Mighty Wind
, Best In Show
). --Bret Fetzer