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The Movie "Blades of Glory"

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Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in

Will Ferrell and Jon Heder in "Blades of Glory."

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The Bottom Line

The movie "Blades of Glory" is really funny. For some people, this movie is "a must see." The acting is excellent. Nothing in the movie is realistic about the sport of figure skating, but that doesn't matter since this movie will make many people laugh.
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Pros

  • "Blades of Glory" is very funny.
  • This movie will make almost all viewers smile.
  • The story is not boring.
  • The movie has a strong beginning and a good ending.

Cons

  • This movie is rated PG-13.
  • Some of the content includes crude and sexual humor.
  • Bad language is in the film.
  • There are some references to drug use in the movie.

Description

  • Rated PG-13
  • Released in 2007
  • 93 minutes in length
  • Released by Dreamworks and Paramount Pictures
  • Filmed in Los Angeles, Montreal, and in Denver.
  • Stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder
  • Skaters Dorothy Hamill, Peggy Fleming, Brian Boitano, Nancy Kerrigan, and Sasha Cohen make short appearances in this movie.
  • Scott Hamilton, does a great job of playing himself as a skating commentator in this film.
  • Choreography by Sarah Kawahara
  • Figure skating legend, Michelle Kwan, and Olympic Champion, Oksana Baiul, are mentioned in the film.

Guide Review - The Movie "Blades of Glory"

The movie "Blades of Glory" is hilarious. Most figure skaters and ice skating fans will enjoy seeing the world of figure skating made fun of and will laugh and be happy after seeing this movie.

The movie takes a satirical look at the world of competitive figure skating. Even the music used in figure skating is made fun of. The silly things that children enjoy about ice shows are shown. The costumes used in this movie are also funny.

The story is about two single male figure skaters and rivals, Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder), who become pair skating partners after they are banned from competing in single men's figure skating competitions for life. They are banned after they get in a horrible fight, right on the podium, when they have to share World WinterSport Games gold medals after they tie. Three and a half years later, they team up together as a pair after they find out that they are not banned from competing in pair skating. They become a really good pair team and they work hard to win a gold medal in the World WinterSport Games.

There are two villians in the story: a brother-sister pair team, the Van Waldenbergs (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett). They compliment the movie as they play the arch enemies of Chazz and Jimmy. Their antics add some fun to the story.

This film is not appropriate for young children since there are references to sexuality, drugs, and some bad language is used in the movie.

Very little about this movie is realistic and does not show much about the true world of figure skating; however, seeing it might make some people wish to give ice skating a try.

For some, the movie may not be that special, but it is a very funny film that will entertain. It is the kind of movie that some people might like to see again and again. It will make most viewers smile.

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