FIRED UP Add To My Top 10
Teen Sex Comedy
Release Date: February 20, 2009
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 96 minutes
Distributor: Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Entertainment
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Freedom Jones
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Along the way, the boyfriend of the squad leader exposes Nick and Shawn’s real motive for being at camp. They not only must patch things up with their fellow cheerleaders, but also try to win the big cheerleading competition as well.
The movie is a slick, well-made, funny movie with a depraved, abhorrent center. The cast is very endearing, especially Nicholas d’Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen as the two football jocks turned cheerleaders. The script is very tight and there are many laughs, even ones that are not sexually based – though those are few and far between. The music drives the story and the directing is well executed.
The fact that the movie is so well made is, in fact, the greatest source of moral danger. The movie’s message is that it’s assumed that teenagers will have multiple sex partners, both heterosexual and homosexual. This cinematic poison is coated with much sugar, and a willing teenage audience will swallow this pagan message readily.
To keep the PG-13 rating, the sexual scenes are all implied and not depicted, though there is no question as to what was to have taken place. There are literally dozens of such “hook ups” and while there is supposed to be a moral high road in that Shawn loses interest in the casual sex once he meets Carly, it is implied and assumed that he and Carly will be sexually active with each other.
There’s much foul language, but again, there are no “f” words to keep the movie from getting an R rating. Instead of overt nude scenes, they are cleverly staged with male characters having pom poms displayed strategically.
This is a movie that is very overt with its immoral agenda, but very well made, which may draw many teens to the box office. Media-wise parents and teenagers will understand this pagan movie for what it is and want to avoid it.
It is movies like FIRED UP! that have led to the huge surges in teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among youths aged 12 to 24. If you are at all outraged about the recent stories of a single mother on welfare in California giving birth to eight test-tube babies and the 13-year-old boy in England becoming a father, then you will help MOVIEGUIDE® and your local community make sure that movies like FIRED UP! fail financially because not many people go to see them. As many studies have shown, pre-marital sex leads to poverty, violent crime, divorce, domestic abuse, and disease, and entertainment programming that depicts such immorality encourages younger viewers to engage in it.
This teenage sex comedy is well made but has a depraved, abhorrent center. The fact that the movie is so well made is the greatest danger. The movie assumes that teenagers will have multiple sex partners, both heterosexual and homosexual. To keep the PG-13 rating, the sex scenes are implied and not depicted. There’s much foul language, but no “f” words. Instead of overt nudity, the nude scenes are cleverly staged with male characters having strategic pom poms. Media-wise viewers will understand this pagan movie for what it is and want to avoid it and keep their children from it.