Friday, April 25, 2008

Blades of Glory (2007) PG13 - 3 Stars

Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) have been rival men's figure skaters since their youth. Chazz is a macho skater that tears up the ice while women line up with shrieking screams of support. Jimmy also attracts a crowd and is famous for executing triple lutzes. It's the World Championship and both men want the title.

When the men tie for first place, and are both awarded gold medals, it's more than either can bare. They break out into a street brawl fight that takes out the mascot and embarasses the entire sport. After going before the skating commission board, they are both stripped of their medals and banned from competing in the men's figure skating for life. A pretty hard blow for both of them to take.

Three years later, the men discover a loophole that could allow the two to skate again this time as men's pairs. Now if they can just loose their anger towards each other, the two can becomes stars of the ice again.

Paramount Pictures
Directors: Will Speck, Josh Gordon
Writers: Dave Krinsky, Jeff Cox, Craig Cox
Producers: Stuart Cornfeld, Ben Stiller, John L. Jacobs
I viewed 9/07

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