Wednesday, 19 February 2014

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999): Mini Movie Review

A lot of things can get in the way of finding time to review films, including work, family and global warming, but some movies still deserve a mention, so that’s where my Mini Movie Reviews come in. Each is less than 100 words long or your money back. That’s a promise people! Today it’s But I'm a Cheerleader.

But I'm a Cheerleader is a teen comedy with a difference. Megan Bloomfield seems happy with her life, but her friends and family disagree, forcing the cheerleader to attend a gay conversion camp where she can be 'cured' through Christianity.   

Despite the controversial subject matter, Jamie Babbit's feature debut is surprisingly light in its approach. Some of the gags and cliches miss the mark, but the script has a charm that kept me smiling throughout. Both Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall are particularly impressive in their portrayal of two young women finding themselves and each other under an oppressive regime.  

4 out of 5

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