The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls") and others in their everyday life.
Watched as part of the Unreviewables Challenge (which can be found here)
This is perhaps the most iconic and influential film about music ever made and an unmistakable representative of popular culture in the nineties. It harkens to an era of joyful adulation of musicians and of innocence in music, seen perpetuated as well by the wonder that is 'A hard day's night'.
The Spice Girls, in all their carefully marketed commercial success, act here like a troupe of troubadours, spreading a universal message of fun, joy and appreciation of the arts. It is an important film, in so far that it educates us about an era of simpler times and appeals to the inner child of all that are…
Terrific pop music and five lovely girls in their prime. An utterly absurd plot that hearkens back to Hard Day's Night. Some of the worst dialogue you have ever heard. OTT performances by some slumming stars.
A camp classic.
"Emma, Victoria, Melvin C., Melvin B., Gary. You've been charged with releasing a single that was no more kicking than your previous ones. Nor does it have such a phat bass line. You are sentenced to having your next record enter the charts at 171 and having it fall completly out the following week." -- Stephen Fry
The script has almost nothing going for it. The dialogue is generally terrible (though it does often fall into so bad it's good territory). The film's full of unexpected cameos that are acted very poorly.
And yet I can't help but love it! The Girls are so cute and likable. The music is wonderfully cheesy dance pop that makes you happy. And the…
In the surprise of the decade this turned out to be a pretty watchable film. I went to see it in the then dilapidated now furniture shop New Lynn cinemaplex during what must have been a kids session given the number of booster seats and the incessant running up and down the aisle. Can't you kids just show some respect!
Anyway. Spice World is a fun day in the life in the vein of A Hard Day's Night, very obviously; which is perhaps a bit ambitious for the Spice Girls, but they carry it off with style. And Meatloaf is awesome.
This film is so surprisingly awesome (that's right, awesome) that it motivates me to look for more films made by bands. Check out my "Band Together" list. More band films please! Do we need to start a fund?
I eagerly await it's release on Blu Ray. The opportunity to watch THAT bus scene in high definition, wow...
Isn't the nandos documentary I thought it was
This is not a good movie. In fact, if you define a movie as a form of art containing a plot and characters, I'm not sure its even a movie (it certainly doesn't have a plot, or perhaps I should say it has several, none of which go anywhere). This movie is insane. It goes anywhere, letting the characters do anything they want to do, and it honestly feels like some form of free association was used in writing the script.
That being said, I was surprised with how much charisma the Spice Girls have. Their music is catchy, the movie is short, and I found myself oddly engaged by the film at times. It was mildly entertaining, perhaps not the pull quote they'd want for the box, but more than I thought I'd find when I started watching this.
I loved this movie when I was a kid but now it makes absolutely no sense to me. Is it because it's not 1997? I'm not 12? Not British? It might just be bad. The last act is still pretty wacky/funny/borderline clever and I'll always have a special, nostalgic place in my heart for these ladies but wow.
This is in not a good film. It is totally ridiculous but still somewhat really enjoyable.
Despite giving it 1.5 stars I really enjoyed it. Something about the camp terribleness of it and the constant (like CONSTANT) stream of cameos.
It is truly shit but really quite fun
La película es mala. Superado. A mi me entretiene mucho siendo fans y ya la he visto unas cuantas muchas veces.
Muchas estrellas invitadas alrededor de una locura de guión que, sin embargo, se transforma en algo con más significado con el tiempo. Si os fijáis, narra la caída del fenómeno.. aunque nunca ha sido una caída como tal y aún sigue vivo en cierta forma.
La primera vez que vi esta película, tenía como 12 años, en ese entonces mi máxima aspiración en la vida era crecer un poco para que perdiera mi torpeza adolescente, me crecieran senos, me pudiera teñir el cabello de rojo y me pudiera convertir en toda una mujer como Geri, mi spice girl favorita, también recuerdo con claridad el día en el que Geri anunció su renuncia de las spice girls, ese día di por terminado mi fanatismo hacia ellas.
En 2007 alguien me contó el chisme que las spice iban a reunirse y Geri iba a regresar, no pude ser más feliz, cuando las vi juntas luego de muchos años, recordé porqué amaba con tanta pasión a esas chicas:…
Yo I'll tell you what I want what I really really want
so Spice World tell me what you want what you really really want
I wanna huh I wanna huh I wanna huh I wanna huh
I wanna really really really be a moooo-vaayyy
If you want to watch a movie forget this dreck
if you wanna get outta here better make it fast
now don't go wasting your precious time
get your act together and you'll be just fine
If you wanna be a movie you gotta have at least some plot
stupidity lasts forever boredom never ends
if you wanna be a movie you have got to give
taking is too easy but that's the way it…
I would give it zero stars if I could.
Oh Nostalgia. How you've served me such a hilarious movie. It was great. I feel like I was right back in the 90s, and I regret nothing.
Musical montages interspersed with "comedy" (I use that term loosely) bits. Only for big Spice Girl fans.