Synopsis: In Fired Up, two popular guys decide to ditch Football camp and attend cheerleader camp for the girls, and possibly more.
Release Date: February 20, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Teen Comedy
Given the fact that Fired Up simply reuses much of what has been seen in other teen comedies it becomes very dull, very fast. The characters are not original and the plot is wholly predictable. One would do better to watch an old teen movie that you know delivers what you desire.
The two main leads in Fired Up, Shawn (Colfax) and Eric (Brady), are full of charisma and spot on most of the time with their delivery. The problem with the performances in the film stem from Sarah Roemer as Carly. She is undeniably flat and void of any type of emotion. Her comedic timing is nonexistent and she lacks any type of personality. She brings absolutely nothing to Fired Up and her portrayal of Carly, the love interest, ruins what could have been a moderately decent romance.
In order to get most of the jokes in Fired Up, you have to be very good at connotation or incredibly aware of current pop culture. The comedy is a tad on the darker side and more subtle in its delivery. It is well thought out though and more mature, dare I say, for a teen comedy at times. As Fired Up finishes you realize that you never really laughed at all, merely smiled or smirked.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Will Gluck
- Screenwriter: Freedom Jones
- Cast: Nicholas D’Agosto (Shawn Colfax), Eric Christian Olsen (Nick Brady), Sarah Roemer (Carly), Molly Sims (Diora), Danneel Harris (Bianca), David Walton (Dr. Rick), AnnaLynne McCord (Gwyneth)
- Other Crew: Tracey Wadmore-Smith, Thomas E. Ackerman, Mynka Draper, Richard Gibbs
- Country Of Origin: USA