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Sugar & Spice Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    Ragged but with an appealing comic edge, the movie is certainly funnier than most of the other comedies that studios have tried to keep from critics until opening day.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Fun in its raunchy unwieldiness.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's is not a great high school movie like "Election," but it's alive and risky and saucy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

More like snips and snails and puppy dog tails.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the dialogue is very graphic and raunchy. A typical comment from one of the girls is, "Just hoping we can finish this up before menopause sets in." One of the girls says she's not a virgin anymore because she had an orgasm while riding a horse at church camp. Another says that a picture of Jesus "made me hot." There is an explicit scene of an animal giving birth. The plot centers on a pregnant teenager. (She and the father are devoted to each other and to preparing for the baby.) Another of the cheerleaders is surprised that she is not the first to get pregnant -- her mother has the same reaction. One parent is in jail because she shot her husband for having sex with someone else while she was in labor. The girls buy guns and rob a bank with no adverse consequences.

  • Families can talk about the way that Diane shows responsibility, leadership, and organization. She is relentlessly optimistic but practical. When she sees the broken pieces they recieve from the gun dealer, she chirps, "I see a craft project!" The girls show a great deal of loyalty and resourcefulness. Unfortunately, these efforts are directed at robbing a bank, with no sense of any adverse consequences for the people whose money they are stealing. Diane does not feel that she can confide in Jack about their plans. What does that say about their relationship? Why does she feel that only she is capable of doing what she believes is necessary to help her baby? What other alternatives did she have? Parents may want to talk about how families should react if a teenager becomes pregnant. The movie's final twist shows another moral compromise that families may want to discuss as well.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence, including guns.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, including pregnant teenager.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong and graphic language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false1

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Brief adult drinking, smoking.

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