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Published August 9th 2015
Footballers become cheerleaders to get girls
Originally released in 2009, Fired Up is a teen comedy written by Freedom Jones and directed by Will Gluck.
Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen) are best friends and the most popular guys on their high school's football team. However they are more well known for their epic conquests of all the women in their school then their actual football game.
When their coach informs them of a change in location of their yearly football camp, away from the women, the two of them come up with a cunning plan to go to cheerleader camp, spend two of the three weeks with as many women as they can, and return to their football mates at the traditional after camp hangout. The boys manage to infiltrate the cheer squad, despite the objections of the teams captain Carly Davidson (Sarah Roemer) and find themselves at cheer camp, with 300 women and only 4 straight men.
After the two weeks the guys find that they actually enjoy being cheerleaders and care about their teammates, Shawn even discovers he has feelings for Carly.
Watching this I had to admit the opening sequences had me rolling my eyes and going 'I'm not going to enjoy this' but as the movie continued I found myself laughing out loud. I think the PG rating of this movie is actually a let down, it would have been a better movie for adults only, rather than the whole family. Overall though it's an enjoyable movie, good to watch when you have a few hours and want a good laugh.