Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

David McNally (2000)

12 Certificate


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.



Cast & Crew

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

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: May be edited for language and sex scenes. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Oct 2000
Drama Comedy