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SHOWGIRLS 2: Penny's From Heaven 2014 NR

2.0 out of 5 stars (38) IMDb 1.9/10

It's "Showgirls" meets "Sunset Boulevard" meets "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" meets "Mommy Dearest" in a G-String! Showgirls' actress Rena Riffel is back with "SHOWGIRLS 2: PENNY'S FROM HEAVEN", an erotic suspense thriller/dark satire. Las Vegas stripper, Penny Slot (Rena Riffel), sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a dance television show.

Starring:
Rena Riffel, Glenn Plummer
Runtime:
2 hours, 26 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Director Rena Riffel
Starring Rena Riffel, Glenn Plummer
Supporting actors Greg Travis, Dewey Weber, Peter Stickles, Shelley Michelle, Ford Austin, Paula Labaredas, Hoyt Richards, Blanca Blanco, Ryan Grassmeyer, Marc Wasserman, Brian Nolan, Elissa Dowling, Dylan Vox, Lenora Claire, MYC Agnew, Jade Paris, Steve Williams, Clinton H. Wallace
Studio Rena Riffel Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I love campy flicks and adore showgirls, but this isn't even enjoyable. Bad acting (I mean BAD), bad camera work, bad sound (you seriously can't hear what people are saying sometimes), AND it felt like it was 100 hours long. After reading a review about how awesome this movie was, I can't believe I wasted money on this trash.
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This was pretty much awful. Nothing at all like the original Showgirls movie. Lousy plot, lousy writing, lousy directing, lousy film quality. I can't even imagine how they were able to co-op the name.
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This was one of the worse movies I have ever watched this movie had nothing worth while and the chicks that were in the movie made a feeble attempt at comedy please don't waste a rental on this flick
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Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven is written by, directed by, and stars Rena Riffel-- she played Penny in Showgirls. Somehow, Rena managed to get several Showgirls cast members together for this sequel which I would call a spoof-quel. The returning cast members are the people who played James (he's the guy who gave Nomi's dance to Penny), Jeff (the guy who steals Nomi's luggage / gives her the ride to Vegas), and Phil Newkirk (the one who got yelled at because of the whole "Caesar sing" shenanigan). Also in the cast is Peter Stickles (while not from Showgirls, he has been in The Lair and Shortbus).

Those who love the original Showgirls (those who go to the midnight screenings, laugh their heads off, applaud and cheer at the pool scene, yell out "different places," or bust a gut anytime Nomi hits anything) will definitely enjoy this endeavor helmed by Rena Riffel.

There is one caveat: it is not Showgirls. The cinematography, visuals, sound, and sleekness of the Showgirls 2 is incredibly... different from Showgirls. Showgirls 2 was made direct to video, and most likely on a very small budget. It looks like a very well-made student film, but in a way it adds to the fun, the humor, and the charm of Showgirls 2.

So, as long as you love the original Showgirls, this will make for a great viewing with a group of friends. Pop some popcorn, get ready for some thigh-slapping lines (this movie was really well-written, kudos are definitely deserved here), and enjoy a trip that many of us thought we'd never get to on: a trip back to see one of our favorite showgirls in action once again.

Five Stars all the way!
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This movie might have pulled off what it was trying to do (be a spoof of the un-spoofable original "Showgirls") if it were only about an hour or so shorter. It's bad, but worth seeing if you have the endurance (I like bad movies if I'm in the mood). It's production value is slightly higher than the first "Birdemic" movie. Can only give it two stars for trying, but it's not for the faint of heart.
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I rented this thinking it would be a continuation of The original Showgirls Hit Movie
it was a major let down the story started out ok but it had a very Cheesy B rated Porno Feel to it
the story line looked like one of those cheap HBO late night special movies and the story line
further degraded itself as the movie progressed I would not reccomend this movie to others.
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No plot, no production value, cheaply made, nothing like the original. Save your time and money and get something else.
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By Ronald Torres on November 9, 2013
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Was not as good as I hoped. Rea Riffel had better dance scenes in first movie. Should have danced more freely.
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