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Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

David McNally (2000)

96min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Think Flashdance meets Cocktail and you'll have a good idea what this flashy Jerry Bruckheimer production is all about. Cute Violet (Piper Perabo) leaves her toll-booth-worker dad (John Goodman) and the safety of the New Jersey suburbs for the bright lights of New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter. Knocking on the doors of various record companies with tapes of her songs, Violet meets with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. In desperation, she lands a job at a notorious bar, Coyote Ugly, owned by Lil (Maria Bello). Violet soon overcomes her chronic stage fright, joining other scantily clad female bartenders who spray customers with soda water, swig back Jack Daniels and gyrate on the bar. A subplot involving the requisite hunky guy (Adam Garcia) completes the full house of stereotypes for this glossy, pop-music-filled piece of fluff. It may not win any critics' prizes, but it passes muster as a leave-your-brain-at-the-door, toe-tapping entertainment.

Summary

A shy would-be songwriter leaves her rural home and heads for the big city, where she takes a job in a bustling New York bar - but musical success could be just around the corner. Comedy drama, starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Izabella Miko and John Goodman.

Cast & Crew

Violet Sanford Piper Perabo
Kevin O'Donnell Adam Garcia
Lil Maria Bello
Cammie Izabella Miko
Bill John Goodman
Zoe Tyra Banks
Rachel Bridget Moynahan
Gloria Melanie Lynskey
Herself LeAnn Rimes
Director David McNally
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: May be edited for language and sex scenes. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 20 Oct 2000

Comedy Drama

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