the audience applauded
Am i the only one who thinks........Average?
It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.
I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
Kickass girls revolting against the status quo and sexism? Hell Yeah! This film was great, a wild ride from the minute that Angelina Jolie (Legs) stepped foot into it. I watched this simply because I tend to love films from the 90's, and this has been added to this vintage list. The diversity of characters allows you to connect with at least one in the film, a healthy situation. As mentioned earlier, Angelina Jolie's character (Legs) acts as a catalyst and really speeds up the plot while twisting it too. Being the mother of the group Legs really steals the show and gains a herd whom together face difficulty along the road. I would recommend this film towards a younger audience, specifically teenagers. It's wind of freedom and rebellion would appeal to the average adolescent (along with the general age of the characters, and the setting). This film isn't an immensely deep, thought-provoking thriller, but rather acts as some cool, fresh, light-entertainment.
What a great movie! Despite the low rating, this is a terrific 90's film with Angelina Jolie as Legs before she was famous, and even then, she was starting to show something very special. After a group of girls take revenge on a sadistic pedophile teacher, they get suspended by the dumb principal. They decide to stick together and move into an abandoned house. There, after they almost set fire to the school while trying to get the main character Maddy's portfolio, Legs tattoos herself and the other girls with a flame, bonding them all together for life. The film seemed to have a lot to do with the Riot Grrrl movement (an underground feminist punk music genre that helped girls making a name for themselves in a male dominated punk scene) In the film, the teenage girls are oppressed and abused while trying to stand up for themselves, even though they do things that aren't exactly right. The strong female bondage is brilliantly portrayed and I also loved the guitar solos in the music score, typical of the 90s.While some aspects of the film are a little clichéd and some situations are unrealistic, it's easier to tell ourselves that it's just a movie. I for one really enjoyed it.
Firstly to correct an earlier reviewer this film is not based on a novel from the fifties, it's (very) loosely based on a Joyce Carol Oates novel that is set in the fifties but was first published in the nineties.The film isn't perfect, but no film is. The plot surrounds a group of teenage girls who are brought together by the arrival of a rebellious stranger named Legs. Like other girl gang films before it, such as Foxes (1980), the film employs certain character types regularly seen in movies of this sort, although this can hardly be considered an attempt to copy other movies. The film belongs to a specific sub-genre and as such it employs the conventions of that sub-genre.While some may simply pass this film off as clichéd others will look a little deeper and appreciate the film for what it is. Foxfire puts across a message rarely seen in American cinema - one that emphasizes the importance of teenage girls forming close friendships in order to assist their development into well-adjusted adults. And while the film may employ certain clichés in order to get that message across (such as the somewhat one-dimensional secondary characters) the message itself is not a cliché and is an important one for girls of all ages.
but do read the book. especially if you did not like this movie.this movie was dumb, but angelina jolie and hedy burgess make it okay to not be too ashamed by the fact that you like it.it is much like 'center stage' in that regard.but in every other respect, it is much like someone tried to adapt a novel about girl gangs in the 50s into a movie about giggly juvenile delinquents in the 90s. it doesn't work, but like i said no one is watching it for the incredible story or acting chops.we're watching it to see if maddy will ever grow some metaphorical balls and kiss legs already!